“Showtime is bringing racy U.K. comedy “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” to the States…the cable channel has snapped up 20 half-hour episodes of the series, toplined by former “Doctor Who” star Billie Piper…The first eight episodes of “Call Girl” will air this summer. Second season of 12 episodes begins filming in the U.K. next year…”Call Girl” has Piper playing a character with dual lives. By day, she’s a legal secretary named Hannah; at night, she morphs into high-class hooker Belle…The episodes feature explicit sex. The show is based on the real-life sexploits of a U.K. sex worker who published her diaries in 2005 but has not yet revealed her true identity.”
Eh, Piper’s not my bag, but this is no doubt the most exciting news for some since Saved by the Bell‘s Elizabeth Berkley starred in Showgirls.