As Gossip Girl recently ended its six-season run on the CW, The Carrie Diaries now looks to take its place among the network’s most talked about shows.

The series is based on a young adult book of the same name, written by Candace Bushnell, 54. Starring AnnaSophia Robb, 19, as pre-Sex and the City Carrie Bradshaw, viewers are transported to 1984. 16-year-old Carrie is still coming to terms with the loss of her mother when her father gets her an internship in Manhattan and is introduced to life in the big city.

Of course this wouldn’t be a Carrie Bradshaw show if there wasn’t some discussion about sex. In the trailer, the issue of losing one’s virginity is highlighted with one girl saying “it was like putting a hot dog into a keyhole.” Meanwhile, Carrie herself is intrigued by the arrival of a new boy in school, played by Austin Butler, 21, also known as the boyfriend of Vanessa Hudgens, 24.

The Carrie Diaries premieres Jan. 14 on the CW.

For a sneak peek, view the video below:


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