The N takes a stroll with 'Catwalk'

Eyes book series for a potential TV adaptation

The N, which soon will be rebranded TeenNick, has optioned the rights to "Catwalk," the sophomore book series from "The Cheetah Girls" author Deborah Gregory, for a potential TV series.

"Catwalk" revolves around four best friends at Manhattan's Fashion International High School who compete in a high-stakes designer competition.

Gregory, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and a former model, is set to co-write the pilot script with veteran writer Jacob Epstein ("Without a Trace").

Gregory also will executive produce alongside former Disney Channel development executive Norris Epstein, who brought the "Cheetah" book series to the cable channel.

At Disney Channel, the "Cheetah" franchise spawned hit TV movies starring Raven-Symone (on which Gregory was a writer-producer), a chart-topping soundtrack and video games.

The second book in the "Catwalk" series, "Catwalk: Strike a Pose," will be released Sept. 8.

Gregory's "Catwalk" deal with TeenNick was brokered by WME and attorney Lisa Davis.