HBO announced Tuesday that the sixth season of the hit comedy Sex and the City would be the last, reports Variety. The show, which was created by out TV mogul Darren Star, will feature 20 episodes in its final season, set to begin shooting March 31 in New York City. Twelve of these episodes will air in June, and the final eight will begin airing in January 2004.
Perhaps taking the show's place will be a new series that HBO has hired Emmy-winning Sex writer Jenny Bicks to create. Good in Bed, based on the novel by Jennifer Weiner, deals with a size-16 28-year-old dealing with relationships, an annoying ex-boyfriend, a world built for size-2 women, and her dysfunctional family, which includes her mother, who has come out as a lesbian late in life. Talking about the lead character, Bicks said, "She's real and funny and smart--a Lane Bryant Mary Tyler Moore who's trying hard to make it. It's an amazing opportunity to put a real, fat woman on TV. We're not talking about someone who's 10 pounds overweight."