Image Credit: Everett CollectionI don’t think you have to be a woman in her mid-30s to be irrationally excited over this news, but it probably helps: ABC Family confirms that it’s in the early stages of developing the series What Would Jane Do from writer April Blair and executive producer Gavin Polone (Gilmore Girls, Curb Your Enthusiasm, My Boys). The plot, as described by The Hollywood Reporter: “A case of mistaken identity has a dateless high school outsider living a double life as a twentysomething career girl in the corporate world.” Doesn’t that make you think back to 1991’s Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (even if Christina Applegate’s character wasn’t dateless — hello, Josh Charles! — and the movie’s trailer doesn’t even mention that she gets a job)? Adding to my personal enthusiasm: Jane was Charisma Carpenter’s character’s name in See Jane Date (pictured), the first ABC Family Channel movie I remember thinking was genuinely good. It just feels right.
Anyone else oddly optimistic about What Would Jane Do?