Andie MacDowell in Model Woman

Andie MacDowell to Star in ABC's 1970s-Set Model Woman Drama Pilot

Andie MacDowell is ABC’s Model Woman.

The Cedar Cove actress is set as the female lead in the network’s circa-’70s modeling agency drama pilot, TVLine has learned.

The project, inspired by Robert Lacey’s book Model Woman: Eileen Ford And The Business Of Beauty, centers on MacDowell’s Bertie Geiss, the owner of The Geiss Agency, which has enjoyed a complete monopoly over the modeling world for the last 20 years. Bertie run a tight ship, treats her models like family and is at the top of their game. However, it’s 1977 and the world is changing. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to exercise control over the young models. When a rival agency opens and steals some top talent, the stakes get higher and Bertie declares war.

Reality Bites scribe Helen Childress penned the pilot script and serves as an EP on the potential series.

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7 Comments
  1. Mary S says:

    I do love Andie MacDowell, so I might give it a try, but after falling in love with FOREVER and having it yanked from me, I don’t know that I trust the Absent Brain Cells network just yet, new CEO or not.

  2. Ian says:

    Sounds like it could have “it,” so I’ll enthusiatically give it a shot. For now. Any following news or castings and what not could always change my mind.
    Somebody give Vanessa Williams a matriarchal pilot now.

  3. Does this mean the Cedar Cove will be ending?

    • Miss Rozie says:

      That is correct Carolyn, Hallmark made the announcement back in November (though I just learned about the cancellation just last week!) that Cedar Cove would not be returning for Season 4. I’d like to know WHY …. poor ratings? Some of the cast wanted out? Or Andie McDowell did? She’s getting her own tv show now. I think this stinks. We invest 3 seasons of a great show and we don’t even get a series finale. BOO!!! :-(

      • jackie2830 says:

        TOTALLY AGREE WITH MISS ROZIE!!!!! COULDN’T HAVE SAID IT BETTER. BUT I GUESS IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER WHAT US, THE VIEWERS THINK!!!!!!!