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CW doing show about Virgin America 'fly girls'

September 23, 2009 | 11:16 am

Remember when flight attendants were called stewardesses and everyone thought they led fascinating lives (witness the recent episode of "Mad Men" when Don Draper hooked up with a "stew" or the movie "Catch Me If You Can")? And then society changed (progressed, some would say) and we stopped thinking that way.

Well, the CW Network wants to take us back to those fun-filled days with "Fly Girls," a reality show that the network said "takes a 360-degree look at the lives of the charismatic jet-setting flight attendants of America's hippest new airline: Virgin America."

The show, which will debut in mid-season, is about "real, down-to-earth young women who happen to have landed in an exceptionally glamorous, high-flying career filled with exotic locations and handsome strangers," said Kristen Vadas, who oversees reality programming at the CW.

Sounds like a wild ride, but someone might want to let Vadas know that Virgin America also has male flight attendants.

-- Joe Flint