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J. Lo's 'Maid in Manhattan' Coming to TV

Aug 13, 2008 | 5:54am EDT

ABC is bringing Jennifer Lopez’s last big box office hit, Maid in Manhattan, to TV--and not just to show on a Friday night!

The Disney-owned network is collaborating with singer/actress Lopez to develop a TV series based on the 2002 movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lopez will executive produce the hour-long dramedy series, whose pilot will be written by veteran TV scribe Chad Hodge.

Hodge told THR, "The show is a different maid in a different Manhattan," and added that Lopez "will be very integral in the pilot and series."

Lopez, who played the struggling-single-mother title character in the movie, is not expected to reprise her role, but whichever actress steps in to take her place will be looking at a similar character and storyline with a little more emphasis on coworker relationships, Hodge said.

J. Lo has suffered through a well-documented string of commercial and critical failures, including last year’s El Cantante and Bordertown. She will next be seen in 2009's Love and Other Impossible Pursuits and The Governess.

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