The TV Column: 'Blonde Charity Mafia' gets whacked by CW

From The Washington Post:

Ask not for whom the bell tolls -- it tolls for thee, Blonde Charity Mafia.

Participants in the much-ballyhooed reality series about Washington do-gooder celebutants got the bad news in an e-mail Tuesday from "BCM" producers: "We just heard from the CW that they have officially decided not to air BCM. They have been very supportive and complimentary of the project, but they now have two other shows that are 'home grown' that they are choosing to air instead," said the e-mail, a copy of which was obtained by The TV Column.

The D.C.-based series was out-blonded by "Fly Girls," a show about party-girl flight attendants of Virgin America airlines; and an as-yet-unnamed series by "Gossip Girl" cameo star/New York socialite Tinsley Mortimer. Both are in development at the CW network.

"BCM," on the other hand, was developed by Lifetime and sold to CW in 2008 when Lifetime cut bait. Six half-hour episodes are in the can.

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