Nikki Finke-inspired show won’t make it to air, but some dialog makes its way to the Web
Below, a scene from the first draft — written by Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls") and Cynthia Mort ("Tell Me You Love Me") — in which the Finke character (played by Diane Keaton) is on the phone with a fictional L.A. Times reporter ("Brian Sheen") who is interviewing her for a profile.
Finke gave the show her blessing, but says she had no involvement in the script itself.
You can kind of see why HBO killed it.
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