Privileged (TV series)

Privileged is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on The CW in the United States and City in Canada from September 9, 2008. The series stars JoAnna Garcia and is based on the 2008 Alloy Entertainment book How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls by Zoey Dean. The series was originally to share the same name as the book, but the name was announced at the upfronts as Surviving the Filthy Rich and later changed again to Privileged on June 24, 2008. It was produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Rina Mimoun, Bob Levy and Leslie Morgenstein. Michael Engler directed the pilot.
On May 19, 2009, The CW cancelled the series of Privileged after one season.


23-year-old Megan Smith has a Yale education, a relentlessly positive attitude, and a plan to conquer the world of journalism, despite the fact that she is slaving away at a tabloid rag. Megan's plan is thrown off course when, in one whirlwind day, she gets fired, meets cosmetics mogul Laurel Limoges, and becomes the live-in tutor for Laurel's twin teen granddaughters in the heady Palm Beach, Florida, a world of wealth and power. The girls, Rose and Sage, are beautiful, rebellious, and less-than-thrilled with their new tutor, but Megan is determined to win them over as she enjoys the perks of her new job: breathtaking private suite, gorgeous convertible, and live-in chef Marco. Even the neighbors are fabulous in Palm Beach and Megan quickly catches the eye of Will, the wealthy and attractive dilettante who lives on the estate next door and just happens to be dating Megan's estranged sister, Lily. Completing this romantic quadrangle is Megan's best friend, Charlie, who is secretly in love with her. Despite her own complicated romantic and family relationships, Megan is committed to making a difference in the lives of her two headstrong charges as she navigates the treacherous waters of high society in Palm Beach.


was pleased with the show's initial performance, and in November 2008, extended its original season on order by five episodes, bringing the episode total up to eighteen.
The show's original timeslot was Tuesdays at 9 p.m., where The CW aired the first ten episodes. The next two episodes of Privileged were tested in a new timeslot, on Mondays, December 1 and 8, 2008, at 9 p.m. However, those episodes were also rebroadcast the following night at 9 p.m./ET, in the show's usual time slot, and Privileged continued midseason in the same Tuesday timeslot beginning January 6, 2009. The first season ended with the caption "To be continued..." However, on May 19, 2009, The CW announced that they would not be renewing Privileged for a second season.


The series is available to stream on The CW's free digital-only network, CW Seed.