Net gives put pilot order to WBTV travelogue drama
Jerry Bruckheimer is getting into the travel business.Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros. TV have received a put pilot order from ABC for a project inspired by the book “The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World.” The femmes who penned the book, published in May by HarperCollins, maintain the LostGirlsWorld blog, which may also provide some fodder for the series. Ildy Modrovich (“Californication,” “CSI: Miami”) has been tapped to adapt the book, which details the globe-trotting adventures of Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett and Amanda Pressner. In 2006, the Gotham-based trio decided to quit their jobs prior to their 28th birthdays and embark on a 60,000-mile, round the world trip. The blog offers tips for low-cost travel and other material designed to encourage people to fulfill their travel “wish-lists.” The project is a departure from the hard-boiled procedural fare typically associated with Bruckheimer TV. It’s also another indication of the taste of new ABC Entertainment prexy Paul Lee. Last week Lee made big development commitments to a 1960s period piece set among pilots and flight attendants for Pan Am, and to a TV adaptation of James Cameron’s 1994 spy romancer “True Lies” (Daily Variety, Sept. 20). Bruckheimer, Bruckheimer TV chief Jonathan Littman and Modrovich will exec produce “Lost Girls.” Bruckheimer TV’s KristieAnne Reed will co-exec produce. Pressner and Corbett are freelance journos. Baggett previously worked in marketing and promotions for VH1, Sundance Channel and NBC Universal.