Updated: Friday, 11 Jan 2013, 7:56 AM CST
Published : Thursday, 10 Jan 2013, 3:00 PM CST
BURBANK, CA - Get ready to learn all about Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw before she dazzled the Big Apple!
The CW's new show " The Carrie Diaries" takes us back to 1984, and life was no cakewalk for 16-year-old Carrie whose mother had recently passed away.
Carrie's younger sister, Dorrit, reacted to their mother's passing in an extremely rebellious way, while their father was suddenly overwhelmed by being a single father to two teenaged daughters.
Even though Carrie's friends make life more bearable, Carrie can't keep her troubles off her mind. Soon, Carrie's father makes a decision that will change Carrie's life, and start her on a path to becoming the 'Sex and the City' columnist we've known and loved.
He sends her to New York to intern at a law firm in Manhattan, hoping it will give her an outlet to move forward after losing her mom.
The glamour and grit of New York city opened Carrie's eyes to a new world, especially after meeting Larissa, the style editor for Interview Magazine.
Larissa's unique circle of friends, combined with New York's club culture claimed a huge spot in Carrie's heart, but the real love affair for Carrie was with Manhattan.
Check out an interview with the star of The Carrie Diaries, AnnaSophia Robb, in the video tab.
The Carrie Diaries premieres Monday, January 14th at 8/7c on the CW!