Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Clarity: The TV Series

I have amazing, happy-making news, and I’m going to attempt to remain professional throughout this blog post. Ahem.

Clarity has been optioned for television!

Kim Harrington's CLARITY, in which a teenage girl uses her visions to track a murderer and defend her brother's innocence, to Warner Brothers TV by Shari Smiley at CAA, on behalf of Scott Miller at Trident Media Group.

AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!*

I’ve actually been sitting on this news for months, waiting for things to get signed and official. And every time someone mentioned to me, “I think Clarity would make a great TV show,” I smiled and nodded, but inside I was all ZOMG ME TOO I WISH I COULD TELL YOU MY SECRET BUT I CAN’T.**

And now I can! Yay!

So, this doesn’t mean Clarity will definitely become a show. (BUT HOW FREAKING AWESOME WOULD THAT BE?***) It’s just optioned right now. A gazillion other things have to happen for the show to become reality (like a pilot script, casting, shooting the pilot, a network pick-up, etc.). All these things I know nothing about and have nothing to do with. But, seriously guys, our Clare could not be in better hands. Warner Brothers Television is a TV powerhouse. Their production history includes some of my all-time favorites: The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Veronica Mars, Pretty Little Liars, and a gazillion other awesome shows. I am thrilled beyond words.****

Giveaway alert! Closed! Dana is the winner! To celebrate my good news, I’m giving away a signed/personalized hardcover of Clarity to anyone, anywhere. To enter, just leave a comment below letting me know what you think about the possibility of a Clarity TV show. Winner picked at random on 11/22.

*Okay, that wasn’t professional.
**Admittedly, the use of ZOMG isn’t professional either.
***I would be this show’s biggest fangirl.
****I am dancing in my living room.

89 comments:

  1. I think it sounds awesome :)

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  2. Yay!!! Congratulations!!! This is such amazing news and you deserve it!! I hope it all goes well and will be a tv series! I can't wait!

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  3. OMW! That would be amazing Kim! Clarity is seriously one of my absolute favorite books and a show sounds awesome!!!

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  4. That would be so amazing! I'm reading Clarity for the first time right now and even though I'm only on page 76, I already know it would make a fantastic show :]

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  5. SUPER awesome!! I cant wait until they show it in the future! CW is awesome:D

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  6. I AM THRILLED! As I read Clarity, I thought: "This book would be so perfect for TV, someone should do this," AND NOW THEY ARE. Hooray! Congrats!

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  7. Congrats, that's so exciting!! I can totally see it being a CW show... like a paranormal version of Veronica Mars. I'm so happy for you, and I hope it all comes to fruition!

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  8. Congratulations!!I think Clarity would be an amazing tv series!! And Warner Brothers will definitely do it justice. It's about time we had a teenage crime solver back on tv :0)

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  9. Are you kidding?!?!?! This is AMAZING!! Congratulations Kim!! I am thrilled for you! You know how much I loved your book, and I am so so so excited for you and for Clare!!

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  10. YES!!! I love, loved Clarity and now it's gonna be a tv show! *jumps up and down like a crazed fan* You deserve it! And I will be forcing all my friends to read it so they can obsess over the news too! Congrats! This is definitely time for ZOMG!

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  11. A Clarity TV show? :O! Move aside The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle and Gossip Girl! ;)

    Avery
    averys.book.nook@hotmail.ca

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  12. Clarity as a tv show would be awesome. Congratulations!!

    thanks for the giveaway!!

    gomezrose61@yahoo.com

    Savanna

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  13. I love TV series based on books mostly for the fact that they bring people into the stores to buy/read the books. They take the shows in very different directions, of course, usually only peripherally connected to the source material, but it's the rare kind of television that encourages reading, and I'm awlays for that. Congrats!

    Cheers~
    Dot Hutchison

    requiemofrain (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  14. That's fantabulous, congratulations! (OMG I could never remain silent about news like that!) And I agree - Clarity couldn't be on better hands because not only they are great professionals, but they always have good and hot actors! (I just couldn't not think about that too LOL).

    Hope everything works perfectly for the series!:)

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  15. Congratulations!!!! While I love books that are made into movies, they have to leave out a lot to keep the time under 2 hours. A problem that you don't have to worry about with TV series :-)
    I don't know how you kept such great new under wraps for so long. Congrats again!

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  16. wow that is exciting news and so looking forward to seeing on tv like the cw or something like that wow i am bouncing off the walls right now because I needed this so thanks for this has made my day brighter knowing hollywood is giving us hope everyday :) plus gg is so exciting right now omg 3 more new eps than its till next year for new eps so excited for this season of Dairing

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  17. I think there is a good possibility that Clarity into a t.v. series based on the fact that Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Dairies. I hope that it does. Congrats!!! I have been wanted to read your book for awhile now, and I hope I win.

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  18. I think Clarity would make a great debut in the world of TV shows. It‘s a new story plot that people have yet to see in TV shows. Congratulations!

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  19. this is fantastic news, Kim! congratulations!

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  20. OMGOMGOMGOMG!!! That'd be awesome!!! I really hope it turns out becuase this is a great story that the world NEEDS to see (or read)

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  21. This is AWESOME news!!!! Clarity would be an EPIC (I wish I could underline this) TV show. I would totally watch it! I can see me in front of my TV now. :)

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  22. YESSSSSSSSSS!!! Congratulations! That is so awesome!!!

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  23. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! The End.

    Congratz!! Clarity so should be a TV show on CW! :-)

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  24. I think Clarity would make an amazing TV show. There are so many books turning into shows now and I'm addicted to them all. This will just be another on my to-watch list!

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  25. I already have a HC, so no need to enter me, but a BIG HUGE WOOHOO!!!! Congrats, Kim! :D

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  26. Ahhh, this is so awesome! CONGRATS, I really hope it will become a TV show. You're right, Clarity is is good hands because the WB are so good at making entertaining teen shows. I'd definitely tune in. :)

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  27. CONGRATS! This is awesome news.

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  28. Congrats!! I absolutely devoured Clarity. I know the TV audience will as well. Cannot wait!!

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  29. That's so awesome! I would love to see it become a tv show!

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  30. That's amazing! And you're right, it couldn't be in better hands. Warner Brothers are all like, geniuses. Their TV shows are just so addicting *-* Congratulations, Kim!

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  31. That is awesome news (even though I'm not much of a TV watcher). Congrats on the news!!!

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  32. You have the best news lately!! First the new series, now a potential TV show? Awesomesauce! Must go work on my fantasy casting, lol...

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  33. That would sound horrible!

    Nah, only yankin' yer chain there, Kim. Sounds great, I'll be crossing my fingers on BOTH hands for the show to go forward.

    ZOMG!

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  34. Congratulations and that sounds amazing. That should attract plenty of new readers, I hope :)

    cambonified[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  35. -runs around screaming-
    Ahhhhh! Ohh my goodness gracious. :O
    -screams some more-
    Congratulations! Clarity was an amazing book. I really hope it becomes a television series :D

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  36. THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY! That is awesome. I HOPE THIS HAPPENS SO MUCH. Clarity would make an awesome tv show, and tv shows make me happy as it's so many more hours than just a movie. YAY YAY YAY

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  37. This is so amazing, Kim! I don't know how you managed to sit on this news for so long!

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  38. OMG that is so awesome! I loved Clarity and the book kind of reminds me of Veronica Mars, which is one one my all time favorite shows. Also it's cool that the WB produced VM! So here's hoping Clarity will be a tv show! Congrats!

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  39. Clarity as a TV show sounds amazing. I also love Veronica Mars and Vampire Diaries. Clarity could be just as awesome.

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  40. OMG I'm so excited for you and for us!! A TV show would be sooo freaking awesome!!

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  41. What's really odd is that despite possible changes in story and characters, I find tv shows based on books more entertaining and enjoyable than films based on books. I think it's that with a film, you want it to match the book one hundred percent, but for some strange reason, readers tend to be more lenient with television, probably because we know it'll at least last ten episodes and we're interested in seeing how the writers of the show interpret the characters and plot to last at least that long, and even longer if the show gets a full season or more. I don't understand it myself, but I definitely agree with it, especially as a fan of The Vampire Diaries, Nine Lives of Chloe King, and the first season of Gossip Girl. Anyway, I'm thrilled that Clarity may become a television show, and if one exists, I will most certainly watch it.

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! I'd love to enter!

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  42. Congratulations! :) That is totally great news! :) I hope they stick to the book, and that the series will be great!

    Congrats again! You must be sooo excited!

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  43. That is fantastic news - congratulations! Considering how many people have mentioned that Clarity reminded them of Veronica Mars, I am not at all surprised that someone in showbiz saw this book's potential. Here's hoping it becomes a reality!

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  44. That is beyond awesome! I'll be crossing my fingers that it all comes together!

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  45. As someone who did recently attack you and say what an amazing show I thought Clarity would make, I am beyond excited! I will be watching for news with baited breathe!

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  46. Honestly, I haven't read this book yet. But I've read the synopsis and wow! If ever this would be in the television, it would really be cool and interesting! Congratulations to you! :)

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  47. Honestly, I haven't read this book yet. But I've read the synopsis and wow! If ever this would be in the television, it would really be cool and interesting! Congratulations to you! :)

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  49. I love, LOVE Clarity and I can't wait for the TV show. You know I'll be watching on the day it airs every time!! Let us know who the cast members are! Ahhh I am so excited! *Squeeeeeeeels*

    Thanks!

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  50. OMG!! Could this finally fill the gaping home in my heart left by Veronica Mars?!?!

    CONGRATS!!!

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  51. What do I think?? I think its amazing that they are considering Clarity for a TV show!! It one of my favorite books, so I'm excited!

    P.S. I love Pretty Little Liars too :D

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  52. YAY Congrats Kim! I always thought that Clarity reminded me of Veronica Mars, so I would freakin LOVE to see it brought to the silver screen :)

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  53. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! This is amazing. I sort of love it when books are turned into movies/tv because even though they aren't nearly as awesome, it's still more of what I love. More that others will love. If they love the movie MAYBE THEY'LL READ THE BOOK. That's always my hope at least. Clarity was amazing though so it would be super exciting to see it on screen!

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  54. Wow! I would so totally watch! Congrats! :)

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  55. It would be SO amazing if CLarity became a TV show. They seem to be doing that a lot lately with books, especially on the CW. Can't wait for more news on this! :)

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  56. I can't believe this. I hope it does happen. I watch Pretty Little Liars and no matter how confusing it gets sometimes I still love it. I can't wait to see who they cast. Anyway, congratulations! :)

    I love the book and it would be nice to see it on TV.

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  57. Congrats! I've been wondering when they were going to pick up a YA paranormal CSI-type show! super excited about this news :D

    Thanks for the giveaway, count me in!
    Diana
    lovelygetaway@gmail.com

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  58. I have never read your series but really reaaly want to and hearing that its gonna be on TV is just awesome

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  59. That sounds amazing! I can't wait to watch it as I'm sure it will be made.
    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

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  60. I think you are mistaken, Kim. For I would be the shows biggest fangirl... But isn't this amazing?! I mean, a show, for your book!! I can't even imagine how proud and/or stoked you must be (though the use of ZOMG kind of sums it up)!! I'm in love with the book (and your fabu' writing ;)) and the show would be totally EPIC!!

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  61. yay-that awsome i hope it does become a show

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  63. Wow, Congratulations! You must be so excited! I think that TV could definitely use a show based off of your book Clarity. I would love to see a new supernatural show on tv and one that involves crime stopping would certainly appeal to the Law & Order lover in me ;)

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  64. This is gonna be awesome! I can't wait! :D

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  65. I am so excited for a Clarity TV Show the premise sounds good! And it it is on the CW you know that everyone will be really really ridiculously good looking

    -Emily Siess
    emisbookblog.blogspot.com
    emisbokblog@aol.com

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  66. That's so cool! They need to start doing this - all books nowadays are made into movies, which is great, but shows create so many different opportunities. I'd watch!

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  67. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think that about covers my response. :DDD

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  68. Okay, I havent read the book yet, but I hunk a tv series would be awesome. I only hope that the series is closely related to the book.
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    TayteH
    thunter_5@yahoo.com

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  69. OMG!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!! COngratulations! I BELIEVE that Clarity would make an awesome sauce tv series!!!!

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  70. OMG THAT'S AWESOME! Congrats! Clarity would definitely make a great tv show.

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  71. I think it'd be awesome! I'm glad it'd be done in tv-show form instead of movie, seems like it'd fit better - being more continuous. I think it'd be lots of fun to toss in a bunch of fun cliff-hangers that way ;)

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  72. I think Clarity would make an amazing television show.

    ashley.mckinsey(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  73. OH MY GOODNESS, I AM SOOOOOOO EXCITED FOR THIS TV SHOW.

    I disagree with one thing that you wrote. *I* will be this show's biggest fangirl, no doubt. :P

    AHHHH! I CAN'T WAIT! (I'm not being a very professional blogger either, am I?)

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  74. I also totally forgot to mention that I'm so happy for you. In case that wasn't clear. Hahaha. :)

    Linda @ Most Important Letter
    mostimportantletter@gmail.com

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  75. I love when they make YA books into TV series or movies! Hopefully it'll all work out :) Great giveaway!!

    nicoleloveskyle2(at)aim(dot)com

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  76. A Clarity tv show? That would be so freakin awesome!

    bookluver1208 at gmail dot com

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  77. Congratulations!!! I think this would be fabulous!!! :o)

    Mickey @ imabookshark
    imabookshark AT yahoo DOT com

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  78. Congratulations!!! I think this would be fabulous!!! :o)

    Mickey @ imabookshark
    imabookshark AT yahoo DOT com

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  79. That is UTTERLY Amazing!!
    twitter: @marthapao

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  80. That is great news! It actually sounds awesome. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    cjmfnobrega AT gmail DOT com

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  81. It would be just PERFECT! I'd love to see it!

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  82. I love the idea of Clarity becoming a TV show. Any YA books that become TV shows always prove to be outstanding on the screen. Even if it doesn't follow the book directly, I think it will be fabulous!

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  83. I would love to see Clarity a show. I could imagine it on the CW, competing with Vampire Diaries as the best show on the network!
    Congrats, I really hope it happens!

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  84. Okay, I absolutely loved this book and am totally prepared to set my dvr to record a tv series about it!

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  85. Kim, that is awesome! I hope it becomes a reality. So cool. :)

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  86. Congratulations, Kim! I think it will be great on TV! Yes!

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  87. That's wonderful news. The CW has been making some really great shows out of books so I hope this one gets through the process!

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  88. omg did it get turned into a show yet? .0.
    because this post was 2 years ago so right now im guessing not but was it?

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    1. The option on the Clarity TV show expired and no one else has picked it up, so there are no plans for a show right now. But never say never! :)

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