If you love all things Carrie Bradshaw (and are able to look past canonical differences with “Sex and the City”), there’s some good news coming your way: “The Carrie Diaries” now has an official premiere date on The CW.
On Thursday, the network announced that the prequel series about Carrie’s early days, which stars AnnaSophia Robb (“Bridge to Teribithia”) as the title character, will officially premiere on Monday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. For those of wondering what is going to happen to “90210” season 5 as a result of this, the answer is simple: it will be pushed back an hour to the timeslot currently occupied by “Gossip Girl.” As for the reasoning here, it’s a pretty smart move when it comes to ratings. “90210” has been a disappointment this year, and if “The Carrie Diaries” turns out to be a ratings success story, it could end up boosting the latter show thanks to a lead-in audience. This has happened to “Supernatural” this year, as it has taken advantage of the “Arrow” lead-in.
Thus far, “The Carrie Diaries” has already had a pretty controversial run with fans. While there are many happy to see Bradshaw back on TV in any capacity, there are others who find it strange to see it without Sarah Jessica Parker playing any sort of part. In addition to that, not everyone loves the fact that some facts in “Sex and the City” about Carrie’s father and even the time she lost her virginity. This show will feature both Carrie in her hometown along with some of her early days in New York City.
Are you excited to watch this show, or are you just completely disinterested in heading back in time to see just what Carrie was up to back in the 1980s?