Wednesday, September 17, 2008


FOX has a pilot being developed which for now is being called 'Georgia And The Seven Associates'. It's a contemporary reworking of "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs" in which a young lawyer named Georgia Barnett is driven out of a top law firm by her stepmother. Georgia ends up working in a storefront law office (into the 'hood?) with seven "quirky" co-workers - lawyers, a bike messenger, perhaps a secretary and some paralegals maybe.

It's being described as "The Devil Wears Prada" meets "Taxi" set in Los Angeles' legal circles. (Did they throw in the 'Taxi' reference in hopes of landing Danny DeVito?)

Those she works with will have the personalities of the Seven Dwarfs, like Doc the ambulance chaser and Sleepy who naps in the office. (Is Happy hopped up on goofballs?) And their cases take on the aspects of classic fairy tales - for instance, three people (perhaps all of them overweight?) will have their homes taken away by the Wolf Corporation.

Bleep! I would so love it if the company name was "Bad Wolf Corporation"!
Not that it matters. It'll probably never see the light of day.....

But here's an idea I'll toss out to them for free: what if Georgia gets 3 clients with medical issues? One needs brain surgery, another needs a heart transplant, and the third suffers from nerve damage. And Georgia helps them to battle the wicked HMO "Well-FABA". (It's a play on Elphaba, the name of the Wicked Witch in "Wicked".)

Toby O'B

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