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ABC Adapting 'The Nanny Diaries,' 'The Lincoln Lawyer'

"Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino developing the 2003 novel; crime author Michael Connelly will translate his book from film to television.

ABC is going back to familiar territory, adapting The Nanny Diaries and The Lincoln Lawyer.

As first reported by TV Guide, Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is working on a drama adaptation of the 2003 novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, while the network has ordered a script from Lionsgate to convert The Lincoln Lawyer in to a drama series, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Lincoln Lawyer, based on the Lionsgate feature starring Matthew McConaughey, has grossed $58 million at the domestic box office, will be written by film scribes John Romano & Michael Connelly, who penned the novels. Gary Luchessi/Lakeshore Entertainment is attached to produce through Lionsgate.

Lincoln Lawyer is crime writer Connelly’s 16th novel and revolves around Los Angeles attorney Mickey Haller, the half-brother of Connelly’s famed detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch, driving around the city in a Lincoln Town Car driven by a former client working off his legal fees.

Meanwhile, Sherman-Palladino is close to a script order from ABC Studios for Nanny Diaries. The book has already been adapted into a feature film starring Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti. The 2007 feature grossed $26 million domestically.

In addition to The Gilmore Girls, Sherman-Palladino’s credits include The Return of Jezebel James, Veronica’s Closet and Roseanne.

Author Connelly has also appeared as himself in three episodes of ABC’s Castle.

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