Cabler has ordered six episodes of 'Power'
MTV has hitched a ride with press maven Lizzie Grubman.The music net has quietly moved forward with an unscripted skein centered on Grubman and her team of flacks as they run the nightlife in Manhattan, Miami and the Hamptons. Sources say the cabler has ordered six episodes of the series but has not yet pinned down a premiere date. Tentatively titled “Power Girls,” series is described as a mix of “The Apprentice” and “Sex and the City.” Pilot for the show was shot earlier this year and announced in development in June. Head of Lizzie Grubman public relations, Grubman counts stars including Britney Spears, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Jay-Z and Russell Simmons among her clientele and runs publicity for more than a dozen nightspots in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Praiser, however, is perhaps best known for the headline-grabbing July 2001 incident in which she drove her SUV into a crowd of people — injuring 16 — who were waiting to get into a Hamptons nightspot. She served 37 days in jail. MTV is adept at crafting hit skeins around lesser-known personalities like Jessica Simpson in “Newlyweds,” her sib in “The Ashlee Simpson Show” and, more recently, Andy Dick in “The Assistant.” Other celebs developing projects with the channel include Cameron Diaz, Jay-Z, Rob Zombie, “That ’70s Show” thesp Wilmer Valderrama and B2K singer Omarion.
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