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Sarah Shahi is becoming Nancy Drew for CBS

02.29.2016

The last time anyone tried to do anything with the character of Nancy Drew, Warner Bros. couldn't quite get a franchise off the ground with a poorly received feature film starring Emma Roberts. That was 2007. But as we've all learned... if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

And CBS is doing that, ready to take their shot with Nancy Drew as a series on the network, making the character contemporary for a pilot order that has now landed Sarah Shahi as the lead.

Shahi, who most recently worked on PERSON OF INTEREST, will take Carolyn Keene's character into her thirties where she operate as an NYPD detective, using her superior skills to help solve crimes while also dealing with the complexities of today's world. Hmmm... Sounds like that Sherlock Holmes show starring Jonny Lee Miller that airs on... Well, what do you know - CBS.

CBS had gone out and sought a more diverse actress for the role in recent weeks, aiming to cast talent that is representative of how America looks far and wide and not just in one specific demographic. Shahi fits their bill, but, also has her own strong screen presence that could make this work.

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1:22PM on 03/01/2016
I Fancy that Nancy.
I Fancy that Nancy.
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12:22PM on 03/01/2016
Have to agree don't really care about Drew but all the numerous books I have seen with her in them show her as the school girl detective counterpart to the Hardy Boys. So its 2016 and we need more powerful female role models so instead of just writing a new show let slut up Nancy and there you go success!
Have to agree don't really care about Drew but all the numerous books I have seen with her in them show her as the school girl detective counterpart to the Hardy Boys. So its 2016 and we need more powerful female role models so instead of just writing a new show let slut up Nancy and there you go success!
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9:23PM on 02/29/2016
I am not even a Nancy Drew fan, and I feel that this update is a horrible idea. It is an insult to the source material. Nancy Drew is supposed to be a teenage detective appealing to girls and young women. She is supposed to be in a more light-hearted setting than gritty, dangerous New York City. Also, Nancy Drew is supposed to be wholesome, and the show might particularly emphasize Shahi's femininity.
CBS wants to simply exploit the Nancy Drew name without staying true to the character.
I am not even a Nancy Drew fan, and I feel that this update is a horrible idea. It is an insult to the source material. Nancy Drew is supposed to be a teenage detective appealing to girls and young women. She is supposed to be in a more light-hearted setting than gritty, dangerous New York City. Also, Nancy Drew is supposed to be wholesome, and the show might particularly emphasize Shahi's femininity.
CBS wants to simply exploit the Nancy Drew name without staying true to the character.
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8:18PM on 02/29/2016
Love this actress she is amazing. I just wish POI wasn't pretty much dead and over. The show was fucking great for so long. And I loved her character in it.
Love this actress she is amazing. I just wish POI wasn't pretty much dead and over. The show was fucking great for so long. And I loved her character in it.
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7:44PM on 02/29/2016

This being on CBS gives it pretty much no chance to be good

But I'll watch anything with her. Why the hell not?
But I'll watch anything with her. Why the hell not?
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5:30PM on 02/29/2016
Kicked a lot of ass on Person of Interest.
Kicked a lot of ass on Person of Interest.
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