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'The Notebook' Scribe Nicholas Sparks Sells a TV Show

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 20th 2011 6:00PM
Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks has conquered the literary and movie worlds, and now he's coming for TV.

The 'Notebook' author has sold a drama called 'The Watchers' to ABC.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show follows Raphael, an angel who falls in love with a mortal woman, Sarah, and decides to leave his job as a Watcher -- an angel who "invisibly provides support to humans in time of need."

Unfortunately, things don't turn out so well for the star-crossed lovers when Sarah dies and Rafe "is left to wander the Earth solo as a fallen angel. Dependent on the kindness of strangers and hunted by angels from above and below, Rafe travels undercover, performing miracles as he searches for the meaning of loss and clues to Sarah's fate."

Sparks penned the script with Kristin Hahn ('The Time Traveler's Wife'), and he'll produce the show with Temple Hill Entertainment, the company that adapted the author's 'Dear John' for the big screen.

The next Nicholas Sparks novel to hit theaters is 'The Lucky One,' starring Zac Efron, which is scheduled to be released in 2012.

Would you watch a Nicholas Sparks TV show even if it's not based on one of his books?

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DeborahH

Lest we forget, "City of Angels" was a remake of a German classic (and obviously much better movie) called "Wings of Desire." Either way, it's sad when someone gets credit for spinning another writer's idea.

September 21 2011 at 10:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MargaretM

That is totally 'City of Angels' plot can't believe someone thought this was an "original" concept!

September 21 2011 at 7:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
iambatai00

Sounds like a rip-off of "City of Angels". I am not impressed. Lacks creativity and is typical of Hollywood these days. NEXT!

September 20 2011 at 10:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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