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From Variety.com


Carpenter nails ’Date’

Thursday 26 June 2003, by Webmaster

Thesp to play single girl looking for perfect b.f.

Charisma Carpenter ("Angel," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") has nabbed the title role in the ABC Family telepic "See Jane Date," based on the book by Melissa Senate.

Also on board for the project, which goes before cameras Friday in Montreal, are "Charmed" star Holly Marie Combs and Linda Dano.

TV helmer Bob Berlinger is directing the pic, penned by Sheila Lawrence.

Story concerns a single girl living in Gotham who tries to impress her high school nemesis (Combs) by inventing the perfect boyfriend as her date to an impending wedding. To fill the bill, she embarks on an amusing string of blind dates.

Among those who have signed on to appear as potential suitors are Zachary Levi, Antonio Sabato Jr., Geoff Stults and Evan Marriott.

"See Jane Date" will be produced by von Zerneck/Sertner Films. Frank von Zerneck and Robert M. Sertner are executive producers, with Randy Sutter serving as producer.

Pic, slated to air in August, is the third and final installment in the cabler’s summer movie series. "This Time Around" and "Lucky 7" are skedded to bow June 22 and July 20, respectively.