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I am – Hercules!! Michael Dougherty, screenwriter of “X2” and “Superman Returns” and writer-director of “Trick 'r Treat,” is developing the Fox dramedy “Bitches,” about four female pals in New York who turn into wolves sometimes. Writers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, who created “Pepper Dennis,” are aboard the project as well. Read all of The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.

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  • Dec. 22, 2008, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Superman Returns Sucks

    by Monkeybrains

    We must always be reminded least we ever forget. <p> X2 was good though

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 12:36 a.m. CST

    So how is this different than Sex and The City?

    by br1947

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 12:37 a.m. CST

    The people who created Pepper Dennis?

    by zool43


  • Dec. 22, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST

    So where can I see Trick r Treat anyway?

    by tombseye

    I mean seriously, I hear some good things and I likes the horror so what gives? No DVD release date? Sure hope the stuff I've read about this film being released next year isn't true since we all know it has had some limited screenings!

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 12:40 a.m. CST

    it just doesn't sound exciting to me

    by Bloo

    but if it gives Micheal Dourghty exposure enough to release Trick r treat so be it

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST

    SO! About the shoes....

    by JabbaTheMutt

    Can you imagine the amount of foot ware THESE bitches are going to go through? Or do they remove their strappy numbers before transmogrifying? ARE WE NOT WOMEN?? OR ARE WE LICHE...oh, hey, check out!! Do you guys know any rich, single, male wolves? neither...sigh...grrrrr...

  • Seriously. Use some verbs.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 1:05 a.m. CST

    br1947: The difference is...

    by Reilly

    In this movie they turn into bitches once in a while. In sex and the city they are bitches on screen all the time.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 1:32 a.m. CST

    is it gonna be like Kim Catrell in Porkys?

    by Groothewarrior

    why do they call her Lassie?...AROOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 2:25 a.m. CST

    sex in the city meets the howling

    by bacci40

    this is why i could never been a screen writer...i cant think like an idiot

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Fox? So it's already cancelled then?

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Poor guy. If I were Mike Dougherty I'd try to make an extended pilot that works really well as a standalone TV movie, or even go Mulholland Drive and make it good enough to convert into a real movie.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Proposed title: Bitches

    by MrD

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 3:26 a.m. CST

    As I was saying..

    by MrD

    anyone else think they'll have trouble getting the show to air with that title?

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 3:32 a.m. CST


    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Dougherty said he was already thinking of alternative titles, just in case.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST

    so, after Dead Set= Dawn of the Dead + Big Brother...

    by cifra

    ... then Sex and the City + Wolf. Copycat.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 3:46 a.m. CST

    what is more...

    by cifra

    Let's do another: Friends + Dracula, The Simpsons + The Omen, MASH + Friday the 13th, Sesame Street + A Nightmare on Elm Street - Lol, we have a title, even "A Nightmare on Sesame Street". I copyright that right now.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Sounds very gay.

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 5:27 a.m. CST


    by yippeekaiyaymofo

    I've been waiting for them to mix the Sex and the City formula with other shit! So one or more will fall in love with a wolf hunter. Also, expect some sort of joke, like, "I'm not a cougar, I'm a wolf!" or "You're right, I am a bitch. A bitch is a female dog."

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 5:42 a.m. CST

    What the fuck is Pepper Dennis?

    by DerLanghaarige

    I just remember Pepper Ann and that was way better than expected!

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST


    by Norm Cascade

    I can't wait for those round-table discussions about how chocolate is better than wolf sex. This show is going to be a hit with the ladies. You know, because all girls are fucking brain dead.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 6:46 a.m. CST

    And he's only 19 years old!

    by teethgnasher


  • Dec. 22, 2008, 6:48 a.m. CST

    How long till the show hits

    by teethgnasher

    ABC Family channel in reruns?

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Matter of TIme...

    by Fervel Lankman

    before they start making shitty "time of the month" jokes about being fucking werewolves! This already sucks so much it makes me weep. After the defilement of vampires by Twilight, and now this garbage, I'm sure they're gonna keep doing this and soon and we'll have such touching, monster-filled dreck like "Haunted Curves" and "Grey's Anatomy(More Visible Thanks To Decaying Zombie Flesh!)"

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Is this really necessary?

    by Dradis Contact

    <p>Do they think anyone is going to watch the show because they named it Bitches? The best thing would be if they had a crossover with Supernatural where they were all killed in the first five minutes then the Winchester boys investigate how this series ever made it to air.</p>

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Sounds absolute shit!

    by abiggerboat

    'nuff said!!

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 7:36 a.m. CST

    I've Tried Reading the Title of This Item 3 Times...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... and it still makes no sense. At least when Variety makes no sense, it rhymes or something.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Sounds like random movies are attached to the

    by CreasyBear

    sides of a pair of dice, then tossed into a new idea. Shake 'em up in your hand, toss 'em on the board, let 'em settle . . . Sex and the City meets Wolf! These dice were used by that kid who wrote Eragon. "Star Wars and . . . Dragonslayer."

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST

    They should hire hot women from Spain, Italy and Mexico

    by CreasyBear

    so they'll already have the faint mustache, pre-transformation. Save some money.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Herc's titular confusion made me click on this story

    by YackBacker

    And now, I realize there's nothing interesting here at all. So, Herc, I tip my cap to you for making me click on a story I would normally ignore. Well played, but this does not end here!

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 8 a.m. CST

    ...but did he write Paul Blart: Mall Cop?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 8:47 a.m. CST

    I Get It ... They're bitches but they're also "bitches"

    by cowboyone

    Really brilliant. A show based on a fucking pun.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST

    This Title Will Not Make It

    by Cheif Brody

    "Bitches"? I don't see Fox letting this hit their primetime sked with that title. The PTC will be all over Fox for them to change it to something even MORE lame...and Fox will bend. <p> "X2" was okay...Supes Returns was average...and Pepper Dennis was UNWATCHABLE, even with Rebecca Romijn and Brooke Burns (the blonde one from Dog Eat Dog...Not the brunette from Wild On E!/DWTS) in it. <p> How does COMBINING all these influences make this concept sound any better? <p> Start casting the "Bitches" and we can talk.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Bitches, huh?

    by Arcangel2020

    Sounds like an Interesting concept But if it is going to be on Fox? Chances are that it is going to be cancelled wither after a few episodes or after just one season...which is typical of that Network (Rarely does it EVER give a series a proper's history is rife with many examples of shows that could have been great if given the chance to grow). To bad it isn't on HBO or Showtime...then the show could not only have incredible Hotties...but also gratuitous AND much appreciated female nudity and sex scenes to enjoy and oogle over :)

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Superman Returns = Masterpiece.

    by HoboCode

    Fuck off.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Then count me in!!! She is fine!

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Does He Still Hate America?

    by James Westfall

    Screw Dougherty. He's a scumbag.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST


    by DigitalBeachWar

    i'm sure it will be top notch. maybe as awesome as that old show Werewolf!

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Wasn't "Bitches" the original working title for Sex & the City?

    by Clavius

    Or maybe it was "Cunts" I keep getting them confused.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Coming to Fox this fall! BITCHES followed

    by CreasyBear

    by MOTHERFUCKERS at 8/9 Central! Set your Tivos, America!

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST

    you wanna see real BITCHES? Check out RUN BITCH RUN!


  • Dec. 22, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST


  • Dec. 22, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Interesting title.

    by Darkman

    'Twould be a shame if it was changed. <br><br> I gotta say that I like the premise...and we really ought to trust the judgment of the guy behind TRICK 'R TREAT, don't you think? <br><br> Also...PAUL BLART: MALL COP looks far less stupid than BRIDE WARS. That is all.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST


    by alice 13

    doubt it.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 7:04 p.m. CST

    will only watch if they use these theme songs

    by crankyoldguy

    Rolling Stones "Bitch" in opening credits and Elton John's "Bitch is Back" in closing credits.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 7:35 p.m. CST

    I had chili for lunch.

    by Godovhellfire

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 8:06 p.m. CST


    by wash

    What a colossal train wreck of failure this sounds like.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Are they going to turn based upon menstrual cycle?

    by jmyoung666

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't call it a colossal train wreck....


    ....I now save that description for Frank Miller projects.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    First Hung and now Bitches?

    by attackpatterndelta

    How long before we have a show about some well hung bitches? Not that there's anything wrong with that...I don't judge, I don't judge! Is it me or is there something twisted yet funny about the title of this talkback?

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Is it 1988 again?

    by SnapT

    BITCHES sounds like something Fox would run between BEANS BAXTER and MR. PRESIDENT.

  • Dec. 23, 2008, 1:19 a.m. CST

    They should cast the SEX AND THE CITY WOMEN:

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Most of 'em already have a lot of unwanted facial hair.

  • Dec. 23, 2008, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Wait a minute...

    by UltimaRex

    What happens when they go into heat?

  • Dec. 23, 2008, 5:06 a.m. CST


    by UltimaRex

    I got Nightmare on Sesame Street dialog... "Ah wah ha ha haaa... One blade... Two blades... Ah three blades... (slice slice slice) Ah wah ha urggg...* (dies)"

  • Dec. 23, 2008, 5:09 a.m. CST

    And what about Teletubbies vs Aliens?

    by UltimaRex

    I've been waiting years for that one...

  • Dec. 23, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST


    by frozen01

    "Are they going to turn based upon menstrual cycle?" <p>AHA! Instead of turning based on the lunar cycle! HAHA! So clever! <p>Except wait... oh, yeah... lunar cycles and menstrual cycles... are the same cycle. *rolls eyes* <p><p>$50 says this is all a joke. I mean the show, not jmyoung666's comment.

  • Dec. 23, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    I hope the wolves eat Sarah Jessica's horse face

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    That is all.

  • Dec. 24, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    It's not that Herc's titles don't make sense

    by smackfu

    it's that they only make sense after you've read the article.