'Sex and the City' Turns 15: 9 Shows That Were Called 'The Next SATC'

'Sex and the City,' that little HBO show about the lives of four single women living in New York City, turns 15 today. In the years since its cancellation, many shows have tried and failed to take its place. Nothing can replace Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha, but here are nine shows that came close. Or so they told us. [Image: HBO]

Happy 15th Birthday, 'Sex and the City'

'Sex and the City,' that little HBO show about the lives of four single women living in New York City, turns 15 today. In the years since its cancellation, many shows have tried and failed to take its place. Nothing can replace Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha, but here are nine shows that came close. Or so they told us. [Image: HBO]

'Emily's Reasons Why Not' (2006)

How It Ripped Off 'SATC': Critics agreed there were many reasons why not to like this Heather Graham-starrer about a self-help author with relationship troubles. Canceled after one episode. [Image: ABC]

'Cashmere Mafia' (2008)

How It Ripped Off 'SATC': Four women balance glamorous careers, friendship, and romance in New York City. Canceled after one season. [Image: ABC]

'Women's Murder Club' (2007-2008)

How It Ripped Off 'SATC': A drama about the lives of four female friends who work together to solve murder cases. Canceled after one season. [Image: ABC]

'Lipstick Jungle' (2008-2009)

How It Ripped Off 'SATC': Based on the novel by 'SATC' scribe Candace Bushnell, who also served as executive producer, 'Lipstick Jungle' followed three women juggling work, friendship, and love in New York City. Canceled after two seasons. [Image: NBC]

'My Boys' (2006-2010)

How It Ripped Off 'SATC': A female sports columnist balances friendships and relationships with the men in her life. Canceled after four seasons. [Image: TBS]

'The L Word' (2004-2009)

How It Ripped Off 'SATC': A show about the lives of lesbian friends living in Los Angeles. Canceled after six seasons. [Image: Showtime]

'Girlfriends' (2000-2008)

How It Ripped Off 'SATC': The friendships, relationships, and career struggles of four African-American women. Canceled after eight seasons. [Image: The WB]

'The Carrie Diaries' (2013-present)

How It Ripped Off 'SATC': A prequel to the show following a teenage Carrie Bradshaw. Despite low ratings, not canceled after one season — it begins its second season in September. [Image: The CW]

'Girls' (2012-present)

How It Ripped Off 'SATC': Four 20-somethings juggling friendships, relationships, and careers in New York City. Renewed for a third season. Perhaps 'Girls' really is the next 'Sex and the City'... even if Carrie Bradshaw wouldn't be caught dead in a yellow mesh tank top. [Image: HBO]