The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: ABC has an international hit in Pan Am, The CW officially invites Carrie Bradshaw to the party, and Alec Baldwin is a busy man.
Remember Pan Am? It was that ABC series about 1960s stewardesses that premiered all the way back in the fall and then kinda disappeared? Well it just won what is basically Europe's biggest television award, the Rose d'Or, for best series. So... how about that! The award is given out in Michele Bachmann's adopted home country of Switzerland, but the award is big across all of Europe. What does this mean for the show, which was never technically canceled? Apparently Sony, which produces the show, wants it to go on because it sells like gangbusters in Europe, but ABC hasn't released it yet so its fate remains to be seen. All we do know is that this basically means that Christina Ricci is the new David Hasselhoff. Pre-floor hamburger, of course. [Deadline]
Oh god, it begins. The CW has officially picked up the Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries to series. So we'll soon have more of Carrie Bradshaw traipsing around New York City, only this time she'll be young and it will be the 1980s and the show will be on The CW and produced by Josh Schwartz, so. AnnaSophia Robb plays Carrie, while Eileen Atkins guests in the pilot as a young Samantha. [The Hollywood Reporter]