Bravo’s first scripted series, “The Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” is set to air on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. The show is developed by Marti Noxon, who has worked as a producer on “Mad Men,” and stars Lisa Edelstein (“House”). Read further to find out more about this upcoming series.
Initially, Noxon wanted to do “The Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” as a half-hour series and intended to pitch this to Showtime. But while in development, the show ended up becoming an hour-long drama and comedy series, with Bravo picking up the script.
The story of this show revolves around Abby (Edelstein), a well-known author and life coach whose forte is in relationships and women. Abby seemed to have it all together, but she surprised the world when she admitted that her marriage is a sham, which eventually affected her career. Now a single woman in her 40s, Abby has to learn to start all over again with the help of her girlfriends, who are also in a non-ideal situations and relationships themselves.
The cast of “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce” includes Paul Adelstein (“Private Practice”) who plays Jake, Abby’s ex-husband; Jeneane Garofalo (“Criminal Minds”) who plays Lyla, an entertainment lawyer who is still at odds with her ex-husband; Beau Garret (“TRON: Legacy”) who plays Phoebe, a model and entrepreneur with an unusual setup with her ex; and Necar Zadegan (“Rake”) who plays Delia, Abby’s divorce attorney. Laverne Cox (“Orange Is the New Black”) will have a special guest appearance, as well as Carrie Fisher (“Star Wars”).
The show is based on a book series written by Vicki Iovine, but with some variations drawn from Noxon’s dating life, as well as the series’ other writers. According to Noxon, she’s very excited about having her show as its first scripted series on Bravo.
“I was part of the experience of being on the train that changed a whole network, so this was an incredible opportunity,” said Noxon in a press panel interview, as published on Variety.
And that’s the news about “The Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” Bravo’s first original scripted programming offer, which comes to the network on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more about this series, as we provide regular updates.
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