“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” will begin airing on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on Bravo. The show will have Lisa Edelstein (“House”) heading the cast, and she will be supported by Paul Adelstein (“Private Practice’), Janeane Garofalo (“Criminal Minds”), Beau Garrett (“Tron Legacy”), Alanna Ubach (“Meet The Fockers”) and Necar Zadegan (“Emily Owens, M.D.”). Read on to know the five best things about this upcoming series.
The show’s main character, Abby, goes through a change that is a lot like real life.
Because Abby’s life takes a huge turn when learning of her husband’s intention of divorcing her, we’re going to see a woman in her 40s, who used to be an expert published author on family matters, crash, crumble and put the pieces of her life back together. The lead character is very real and honest, which viewers might find endearing. She’s not perfect. She has struggles common to a lot of women, so many will be able to relate to her.
Abby has a solid support group of friends composed of admirable, funny women.
Just like Abby, her friends are not perfect, and they also juggle a career with their personal lives. Their relationships with their exes are quite colorful, which viewers could draw similarities from. Each of Abby's women friends will figure into how she copes with end of her marriage. Doesn't every girl need a friend like that?
Carrie Fisher (“Star Wars”) will also be in the series as a semi-regular in the cast, by the way. She will play Abby’s book agent. Garofalo, meanwhile, will figure into the early parts of the show. But as we have reported last August, the actress departs the show in the middle of the season.
It’s from Marti Noxon.
The writer and producer of “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” has worked on “Mad Men” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” two shows that are always cited for its quality and caliber. So viewers should know what to expect from this dramedy.
This is Bravo’s first scripted series.
The network is known for its reality TV programs. In deciding to take on board a scripted series, the executives have been looking to present a divorce storyline that would be relatable but still a lot of fun. It's going to be relatable, but it is still a comedy series after all.
The show is a bit ballsy.
For one thing, it has already caused quite a stir with its advertisement as we reported early in November. If you’re missing the vibe of “Sex and the City,” then this series may be the fix you’re looking for. HollywoodLife.Com has already seen the first episode during a special screening and said that it has men, sex, booze and sunshine covered.
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