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» Ellen Page to Write New TV Show

by Donna Kaufman, published on October 9, 2009 at 3:00PM

Just when you think Ellen Page can't get any more awesome, she goes and does something like this. The brainy young beauty, currently starring in Whip It, is set to co-write and produce a new series for HBO. A comedy called Stitch N' Bitch, the show will follow "a pair of hipster girls from Williamsburg who move to Los Angeles to make it in the arts."

Also on board as producers are Page's Whip It co-stars Alia Shawkat (who memorably played Maeby on Arrested Development) and Sean Tillman (a.k.a. performance artist Har Mar Superstar).

It's not clear whether Page and Shawkat will play the "pair of hipster girls" in the show's description, although judging from their recent co-interview in Bust Magazine, the real-life friends are eager to keep working together.

Speaking of that magazine -- it would seem that the show's title is lifted from Bust Editor-in-Chief Debbie Stoller's popular knitting manual, The Stitch 'N Bitch Handbook. Could the Williamsburg girls be moving to L.A. to sell their crafts? And wouldn't there be a better market for knitting back in New York?

Sounds more like HBO's Flight of the Conchords than Sex and the City -- but hey, nothing wrong with that!

Source: www.ivillage.com

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