Reese Witherspoon, CW Making a Modern-Day Great Expectations

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 06: Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the "Water for Elephants" Sydney Premiere at the State Theatre on May 6, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images) Photo: Marianna Massey/2011 Getty Images

Or: Reese Witherspoon is producing a CW television show — called Expectations — about a small-town girl who moves to San Francisco, gets overwhelmed by the big city, and then receives an anonymous sum of money that makes everything better again. There will also probably be a yoga instructor named Havisham and a bar called Jaggers, because Dickens novels should be treated with respect.