for Emma Brody pilot:
May 22, 2001:
the hot shows currently unspooling for 1,000 foreign TV buyers at
the L.A. Screenings are Fox's upcoming midseason drama "Emma
Brody" and Universal's evergreen "Columbo." Station
buyers who attended screenings on the Fox lot Monday and Tuesday
were taken with the concept of a young American girl posted to London
as a vice consul and by the fresh performance of newcomer Arija
Bareikis in the title role.
a 'Bridget Jones' quality to it," said L.A.-based consultant
Richard Sattler, referring to the popular British novels and recent
feature film. "The show exceeded our expectations. The only
negative is that it's a midseason show (for Fox) and hence won't
be available to air until next March or April."
also announced one midseason entry, Emma Brody, a romantic drama
from the producers of Erin Brockovich (Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg,
Stacy Sher) about a woman who moves to London for a job as a vice
consul in the U.S. embassy. The series, which produced some positive
buzz and a few teary eyes during its preview Thursday, will take
the place of Ally McBeal reruns next winter."
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