Author Jennifer Weiner Asks Fans to Help Get TV Pilot on Air

Best-selling novelist Jennifer Weiner (Best Friends Forever) wants to make the leap from her fans' bookshelves to their televisions...and she's calling on those fans to help make it happen.

The writer is spreading the word through her blog, describing Jane and Dick, the pilot she pitched to ABC as being about "a smart, funny female attorney who's turned her father's law firm into a version of career Utopia – an all-female, kid-friendly law firm where the formerly mommy-tracked lawyers can have it all."

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

If you're not sold yet, read what she has to say about the kinds of female characters she wants to see on TV and see if you don't nod along: "I also thought about the kind of voices and heroines I want to see on television – nuanced, smart but struggling, engaging and endearing and well-rounded in every sense of the word." After years of what seems to be the same endless, rotating cast of reality starlets, this is just the breath of fresh air that our TV nights need.

So how can Weiner's readers and fans help bring her vision to life? They can sign the petition and tell ABC, "I Want Weiner". She has MC's signature!

More from Marie Claire:
Culture
Share
The 'American Horror Story: Cult' Trailer Recreates the Horror of Election Night 2016
Culture
Share
Here's How Much Money the 'Game of Thrones' Cast Make Per Episode
Culture
Share
These Recent Superhero Moments Are So Sexist You Won't Believe They Were Made in the Last 5 Years
Culture
Share
This Theory Explains What's Really Going On with Arya and Sansa on 'Game of Thrones'
Culture
Share
This 'Game of Thrones' Scene Is Even Sadder with 'Titanic' Music
Culture
Share
'Stranger Things' Season 3 Is Officially Happening
Culture
Share
This Crazy Behind-the-Scenes Video Shows How 'GoT's "Beyond The Wall" Battle Was Filmed
Culture
Share
There's Even More Compelling Proof That Bran Is the Night King on 'Game of Thrones'
Culture
Share
This Detail Hints that Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark Might Appear in the 'GoT' Finale
Culture
Share
What You Might Have Missed About Daenerys and Her Line of Succession on 'Game of Thrones'