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Starz to Develop ‘Dirty Girls Social Club’

Proposed Series Based on the Best-Selling Novel

Starz is developing “Dirty Girls Social Club,” a series based on the best-selling novel by Alisa Valdes with Ligiah Villalobos (“Under the Same Moon,” “Go Diego, Go!”) serving as showrunner. Anne Thomopoulos (“The Collection,” “Rome,” “Borgia,” “Versailles”) and veteran network executive Lucia Cottone will also serve as executive producers.

The scoop: “The Dirty Girls Social Club” is a dynamic and sexy half-hour series about six diverse professional women living in New York City who have known each other since college. Ten years later, and through professional and personal successes, failures and heartaches, the one thing they can always count on is each other. The series will explore womanhood in all its glory, with both humor and drama, and always with heart.

“’The Dirty Girls Social Club’ is a wonderful story about friendship with complex, nuanced characters,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. “We couldn’t be happier to work with Ligiah and to have her bring Alisa’s bestselling novel to life. We are proud to develop a series that celebrates cultural diversity, produced by a diverse group of women.”

Alisa Valdes is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than a dozen novels, an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and former staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe. Valdes published her first novel, “The Dirty Girls Social Club,” over a decade ago and was named one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States by Time Magazine.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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