Maid in Manhattan Coming to the Small Screen

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ABC is bringing the Jennifer Lopez starrer Maid in Manhattan to the small screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The network is in negotiations for a series adaptation of the 2002 romantic comedy to be written by Chad Hodge and executive produced by Lopez, Joe Roth and the film’s producer, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.

The hourlong dramedy is not a remake of the hit feature, which centered on Marisa Ventura (Lopez), a struggling single mother from the Bronx who works as a maid at a swanky Manhattan hotel, where a rising politician guest (Ralph Fiennes) falls for her after mistaking her for a wealthy socialite.

“The show is a different maid in a different Manhattan,” Hodge said.

The lead in the TV version will still be a young Latina from the Bronx working at a Manhattan hotel who tries to make it in the world. But the series will focus mostly on her relationships with co-workers.