Wizards of Upper East Side?!

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Sure sounds like it!

Gossip Girl meets Bewitched?! I’m just as amazed! Read on:

ABC has made a date with the Devil.

The network has ordered the pilot of 666 Park Avenue, a drama from Alloy Entertainment, the producers of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle and Gossip Girl.

From Warner Bros. Television and Alloy, 666 Park Avenue is based on the book series by Gabriella Pierce. Like the books, the drama centers on an innocent couple from the Midwest that moves to New York and gets hired to be resident managers of a building on the Upper East Side. There, unbeknownst to the couple, the residents have all unwittingly made deals with the Devil to have their deepest needs, ambitions and desires fulfilled.

David Wilcox is attached to adapt the project and executive produce alongside Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. The project marks a reunion of sorts for ABC entertainment chief  Paul Lee and Alloy executives, who worked together when Lee was at ABC Family. ABC chief Paul Lee previously worked with Alloy at ABC Family where he developed and greenlighted the Alloy/WBTV-produced hit Pretty Little Liars.

Wilcox most recently served as a co-executive producer for FOX’s Fringe. He previously held the same position on ABC’s Life On Mars and NBC’s Law & Order. This is the second ABC drama pilot set at a New York residential building after Shonda Rhimes, Gilded Lillys.

666 Park joins a growing network of teen favored Alloy dramas that include ABC Family‘s The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game. It one of the four dramas ordered to pilot at the network this season, joining Shonda Rhimes‘ period hotel piece Gilded Lillys.

Hmm…. I wonder what if we had a Gossip Girl at Hogwarts?! Food for thought!

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Can’t get enough Gold?!

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Didn’t think so! The temptation’s too good to resist, I know! Read On:

The Alphabet has given the green signal to the pilot of Gilded Lillys, a period drama written/executive produced by The Nine co-creator KJ Steinberg and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes. Set in 1895 New York City, Gilded Lillys is described as an epic love story that follows the opening of the first luxury hotel in the city and the intermingling of love, vicious family rivalries, scandalous secrets, and conflict and commingling of classes. The project, from ABC Studios and Rhimes’ studio-based Shondaland, was one of ABC’s first bought scripts in August and is now among the network’s first pilot pickups.

 KJ Steinberg, who spent four seasons on Gossip Girl as co-executive producer, made a two-script deal at ABC Studios at the beginning of this season.

 

 

 Shonda Rhimes, creator of the hit television dramas, Grey’s Anatomy & Private Practice is executive producing Gilded Lillys with Steinberg and Betsy Beers.

It was the first pilot to get the green light last pilot season.

Only time will tell whether this Lily is Bold enough to be showered with Gold!