New 1980s-era drama, THE CARRIE DIARIES, will have its series premiere on Monday, January 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. 90210 will slide to its new 9 p.m. Monday timeslot.
THE CARRIE DIARIES takes place in 1984, where life is not easy for 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw. Since their mother passed away, Carrie’s younger sister Dorritt is more rebellious than ever, and their father Tom is overwhelmed with the responsibility of suddenly having to care for two teenage girls on his own.
Carrie’s friends – sweet, geeky Mouse, sarcastic and self-assured Maggie and sensitive Walt – make life bearable, but a suburban life in Connecticut isn’t doing much to take her mind off her troubles. And even though the arrival of a sexy new transfer student named Sebastian brings some excitement to Carrie’s world, she is struggling to move on from her grief. So when Tom offers Carrie the chance to intern at a law firm in Manhattan, she leaps at the chance. Carrie’s eyes are opened wide at the glamour and grit of New York City – and when she meets Larissa, the style editor for Interview magazine, she’s inspired by the club culture and unique individuals that make up Larissa’s world. Carrie’s friends and family may have a big place in her heart, but she’s fallen in love for the first time with the most important man in her life – Manhattan.
The series stars AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw, Austin Butler (SWITCHED AT BIRTH) as Sebastian Kydd, Ellen Wong as Mouse; Katie Findlay as Maggie Landers, Stefania Owen as Dorrit Bradshaw, Brendan Dooling as Walt Reynolds, Chloe Bridges (90210) as Donna LaDonna, Freema Agyeman (DOCTOR WHO) as Larissa Loughton and Matt Letscher (BROTHERS & SISTERS) as Tom Bradshaw.
Based on the novels “The Carrie Diaries” and “Summer and the City” by Candace Bushnell, THE CARRIE DIARIES is from Fake Empire in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Amy B. Harris (SEX AND THE CITY), Josh Schwartz (GOSSIP GIRL), Stephanie Savage (HART OF DIXIE), Len Goldstein and Candace Bushnell.
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