Gilmore Girls’ Creator Is Working On a Nanny Diaries Show

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 06: Executive Producer Amy Sherman-Palladino attends the 2006 Hollywood Radio and Television Society Newsmaker Luncheon presents "The Hitmakers" at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on December 6, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images for HRTS) Photo: Stephen Shugerman/2006 Getty Images

Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is working on a TV adaptation of The Nanny Diaries for ABC, which could actually be amazing if everything breaks a certain way. Gilmore Girls got some of its best material from the class conflict between the elder Gilmores and Lorelai and Rory because Sherman-Palladino knows her way around an icy Wasp conversation, plus her knack for smug dialogue is unsurpassed. The characters on Gilmore Girls often used intimacy as currency, particularly within the Gilmore clan, and that's something that maps pretty well to a lot of parent/nanny/kid relationships: The kid is close to both other parties, but there can be a vague resentment between the other two. The Nanny Diaries might not be the freshest concept on the face of God's green goodness, and Sherman-Palladino's recent track record (The Return of Jezebel James and an un-picked-up pilot) isn't hugely inspiring, but Gilmore played with the "what makes a family?" structure incredibly well, and if Diaries had even some of that emotional veracity folded into it, it could be great. [TV Guide]