‘Sex and the City’ Writer Says His New CBS Sitcom Has ‘Completely Different DNA’

Aug 4, 2011  •  Post A Comment

"Sex and the City" writer, producer and director Michael Patrick King vowed that his new CBS comedy will be different from the hit HBO show and won’t simply be a younger version of it, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.

King, who spoke at the Television Critics Association media tour, said "2 Broke Girls" has "completely different DNA.”

“The girls from ‘Sex and the City’ had relationship checklists; these girls barely have checks," he noted.

King said he and co-creator Whitney Cummings like to focus on the "really scary dynamic of talking about money on TV,” and to that end "2 Broke Girls" features a young woman who works alongside the broke trust-fund baby Caroline at a diner. The pair eventually become friends and move in together.

Asked about a rumor that a prequel movie to "Sex and the City" is in the works, King answered, “I’m not working on any ‘Sex and the City’ prequel at all." He added, "My Carrie Bradshaw started at 33, and I took her to 43. For me, the idea of going backwards and making her less evolved … is something that I don’t even imagine doing. I have no connection to the prequel.”

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