In the wake of the departure of Jeneane Garofalo from “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” Bravo Media, along with Universal Cable Productions (UCP), has added new characters to the comedy series, which is scheduled to begin airing on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on Bravo. The show stars Lisa Edelstein (“House”). Read further to learn more about this development.
“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” has hired Alanna Ubach (“Meet the Fockers”) as series regular and Matthew Glave (“Growing Up Fisher”) and Virginia Williams (“Fairly Legal”) as recurring characters. Uback will be playing the character of Jo, Abby’s college best friend, who is a New York lawyer. She moves to LA to help out Abby (Edelstein) with her divorce. The character of Jo was created specifically for this series, according to The Wrap. Glave and Williams, meanwhile, will play Gordon and Courtney, a couple who’s also going through a divorce themselves. Their case is handled by another one of Abby’s girlfriends.
Uback has had impressionable roles in TV shows like “Hung,” “Californication” and “Men of a Certain Age.” Known as a darling of indie films, the actress has been in various independent productions like “Freeway,” “Being Us,” and “Clockwatchers.” She also starred in “Patriotic Bitch,” an off-Broadway show. Glave has done various films, television and stage roles as well, while Williams started in daytime operas.
Garofalo’s departure was announced by the show in early August, but she will remain filming until October 2104.
In July, it was also announced that Broadway star and Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters will recur as Abby’s mother.
“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” follows the story of Abby, a lifestyle guru whose perfect life in the public’s eye crumbles when she admits to the world that her marriage to her husband, Jake (Paul Adelstein), is ending. Single and in her 40s, Abby will have to count on her girlfriends to help her get through life. The series is based on the books written by Vicki Iovine, who also serves as the show’s executive producer. Marti Noxon is the showrunner.
So there you have it for the latest casting update for “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” Bravo’s original series, which will debut on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) as we bring you more updates about this series.
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