The soap returned to Dallas in "GCB," which starred Leslie Bibb ("Iron Man") as Amanda Vaughn and Kristin Chenoweth ("Pushing Daisies") as Carlene Cockburn. 

The soap returned to Dallas in "GCB," which starred Leslie Bibb ("Iron Man") as Amanda Vaughn and Kristin Chenoweth ("Pushing Daisies") as Carlene Cockburn. 

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GCB lives! Well, kinda. Deadline reports that Hollywood is going to take another swing at an adaptation of Dallas author Kim Gatlin's novel, Good Christian Bitches.

This will be "an ensemble dramedy inspired by" the book. Leila Cohan-Miccio will write. TV impresario Darren Star will produce.

Star (PopularSex in the City) was also an executive producer on the first attempt at a series based on the bestseller. 

The (Dallas) Texas stars are big and bright on TV this fall

ABC took the first swing with an also dramedy that first aired in March 2012. Leslie Bibb starred as Amanda Vaughan, who retreats to her hometown of Highland Park after her husband dies in an accident with his mistress while trying to run with stolen money. She and their two children move in with her mother, who was played by Annie Potts.

Kristin Chenoweth played the plastic-surgery obsessed foil who was once picked on by high-school Amanda and her cohorts but now controls that same clique. If it sounds delicious, some of it was. 

Nevertheless, it was canceled. 

Perhaps audiences couldn't figure out what to call it after pressure from some groups led to name changes from the book's title to Good Christian Belles to the name it died with, GCB.

The CW intends to stick with the semi-autobiographical book's title, according to Deadline.

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