ABC is feeling downright bookish these days. According to TVGuide.com, the network is close to ordering pilots based on a pair of novels that have already been turned into feature films. The first, “The Nanny Diaries,” is being developed by Amy Sherman-Palladino, best known as the mastermind of “Gilmore Girls.” The project is based on the 2002 novel of the same name by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, which followed a group of nannies working for a collection of upper-crust Manhattanites.
The other potential series is “The Lincoln Lawyer,” based on a novel by Michael Connelly. The legal thriller has already served as a feature vehicle for Matthew McConaughey earlier this year. “Nanny Diaries,” meanwhile, was a 2007 feature starring Scarlett Johansson and Laura Linney.
Both projects would go on the air with plenty of audience awareness, but there’s no word yet from ABC if or when they would be going to series.