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Kristin Chenoweth Joins ABC Pilot Based on the Novel "Good Christian Bitches"

Kristin Chenoweth, best known as a Broadway actress and frequent Glee guest star, is set to appear in a pilot for ABC pilot based on the novel by Kim Gatlin “Good Christian Bitches.”

42-year-old Chenoweth played the original role of ‘Glinda the Good Witch’ in the Broadway musical Wicked. She also appeared on the ABC series “Pushing Daisies, which ran between 2007 and 2009, and is set to rejoin Glee again this spring as the character April Rhodes.

With a title like “Good Christina Bitches”, I’m already interested. The story focuses on a divorced mother and former high school “mean girl” (played by Leslie Bibb) who moves back to her old neighborhood in Dallas. Her old friends include Chenoweth’s character, who is a housewife, that are hoping to ruin her reputation.

Spokespeople for Bibbs and Chenoweth confirmed the actresses’ participation in the pilot. A source close to the show recently said that the name of the pilot is likely to change – the show is still in an early stage of development. The Parents Television Council, a group that monitors programs for possible profanity and other things they deem inappropriate for young viewers, said the tentative title of the ABC pilot was “offensive.”

The group’s president, Tim Winter, said in a statement: “ABC’s decision is not only an affront to women, it blatantly attacks the world’s largest faith…The ‘B-word’ is toxic and is used to degrade, abuse, harass, bully and humiliate women. And the ‘Christian’ element only adds insult to injury. Unless or until ABC realizes that its decision about ‘Good Christian Bitches’ was misguided, PTC will use every method at its disposal to turn advertisers and viewers away from a provocative title that compromises respect for both women and Christians in an attempt to draw ratings.”

ABC had no immediate response to the groups statement.

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