BACKSTORY: From the official HBO "Sex and the City" website:
A candid, comic view of sex and relationships, Sex and the City stars Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, a New York-based writer who explores and experiences the unique world of Manhattan's dating scene, chronicling the mating habits of single New Yorkers. Executive produced by Michael Patrick King, the series also stars cast regulars Kim Cattrall as PR executive Samantha Jones, who's seen -- and done --it all; Kristin Davis as Charlotte York, still trying to hold on to the idea of happily ever after; and Cynthia Nixon as corporate lawyer and mother Miranda Hobbes, a pragmatist trying to balance the idea of love with the realities of life. Mikhail Baryshnikov (as Aleksandr Petrovsky), Mario Cantone (Anthony Marentino), David Eigenberg (Steve Brady), Willie Garson (Stanford Blatch), Evan Handler (Harry Goldenblatt) and Jason Lewis (Smith Jerrod) also star.
Nominated for more than 50 Emmy Awards and 24 Golden Globe Awards, Sex and the City was the first cable show to take top honors in the comedy series category. The series was created by Darren Star; executive produced by Michael Patrick King, John Melfi, Cindy Chupack, Jenny Bicks and Sarah Jessica Parker; based on the book by Candace Bushnell.