Praise for Emma Brody pilot:

Variety, May 22, 2001:
"Among 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.

"It has 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."

"Fox 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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