Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Josie and the Pussycats are purring again

OK, we don't make a practice of copying others' headlines (we used to write headlines ourselves for a living, once, ya know!), but this one was a good one. And along with the PR from Archie Comics, we got a line on the Hollywood Reporter's coverage of exciting news for Archie fans, and specifically fans of Josie and the Pussycats!

From Archie Comics

New York, NY -- Archie Comic Publications Inc. is excited to announce a partnership with entertainer and multimedia mogul Nick Cannon’s NCredible Entertainment to develop a scripted and nonscripted television series based on Josie and the Pussycats.

As part of Cannon’s vision to revive the famed rock trio, a worldwide search for the new Josie, Melody and Valerie will be chronicled on a potential reality competition series. The plan also includes a possible Josie offshoot, a dramedy scripted series starring the new band members. In addition, Archie plans to launch several new and exciting publishing projects for Josie and the Pussycats to coincide with the new series.

“We are thrilled to be working with Nick Cannon and the NCredible Entertainment team,” states Archie Comics Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “His relentless passion and compelling creative vision is exactly what Archie Comics is all about. Through this partnership we envision endless possibilities with Archie’s vast library of intellectual properties married with Cannon’s range of interests and talents.”

"Archie Comics and Josie and the Pussycats are both iconic brands that I am excited to be working with," Cannon says. “It is my vision to create a multiplatform campaign to bring the Josie and the Pussycats brand to life. I am grateful for the opportunity and look forward to experiencing huge success together."

Josie and the Pussycats, created at Archie Comics, is the first all-girl rock ‘n’ roll group in history and is an innovation that changed the face of music.

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