In a shocking move, an ABC spokesperson recently informed Soaps.com that the new pilot, based on the best-selling book, "Scruples" was not picked up. The pilot was based on a 1978 bestselling book of the same name. The book followed young and gorgeous Billy Winthrop, an heiress who found herself with nothing to do but have wild sex and stay on the top of the fashion magazine lists after her elderly husband passed away. The pilot was based on the book, centering around fashion, sex and scandal. Natalie Portman, Tony Krantz, and Anette Savitch were to produce, along with Brush and Mel Harris who also wrote the pilot.
For those who have yet to read, the book by Judith Krantz is worth the read. Perhaps another network will pick up the series in the future.
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- Christine Fix