HBO Mulling Show Based on 'Savage Love' Column

By: E&P Staff HBO is considering a show based on "Savage Love," the sex advice column syndicated in alternative weeklies.

In his blog in his home alt-weekly, The Stranger in Seattle, Wash., columnist Dan Savage said he has been working on "a non-airing presentation pilot for HBO" that would be called "Savage Love."

Quoting from a draft press release for the show, Savage said the possible show "will focus on current events and cultural trends with sex as the filter."

Added Savage: "I'm hoping to bring a new kind of conversation to TV about sex -- an honest conversation, one that's informed without being (too) wonky, funny without being (too) cruel, sexy without being (too) cheesy. Basically, my sex-advice column -- but on the teevee!"

The first taping is scheduled for this Thursday, he said.


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