Monday, December 01, 2014

Bravo’s First Scripted Series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”
Starring Lisa Edelstein, Paul Adelstein, Beau Garrett and Janeane Garofalo
Premieres On Tuesday, December 2 at 10p.m. ET/PT

Second Episode Will Be Available on VOD and Bravo Now Beginning Wednesday, December 3

“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” Bravo’s first scripted series premiering Tuesday, December 2 at 10p.m. ET/PT, follows Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein, “House”), a self-help book author and guru of all things family, who shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life has all been a lie.  After publicly admitting that she has separated from her husband, Jake (Paul Adelstein, “Private Practice”), America’s once-favorite girlfriend finds her career and marriage in a free fall. As she starts to navigate life as a single woman in her 40s, Abby turns to her new divorced friends Lyla (Janeane Garofalo, “Reality Bites”) and (Beau Garrett, “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior”), rather than her married ones, for advice. When she hires Delia (Necar Zadegan, “Emily Owens, MD”) as her divorce attorney, Abby’s brother Max (Patrick Heusinger, “Royal Pains”), who fought hard for the right to marry, questions his sister on how she can so easily decide to walk away from her own marriage.  Abby is on a journey of self-discovery as she attempts to salvage her career, get back in the dating game and figure out her new identity as a single woman.  As she hits the reset button on her life, she embarks on startling adventures and mishaps along the way, including her first post-marriage hook-up, a blog post gone horribly wrong and a Vegas trip that leads to some unexpected complications.  And, while in the process of trying and failing to have the “perfect divorce,” Abby ultimately questions whether her marriage is worth saving.

In the series premiere, “Rule #23: Never Lie To The Kids,” Abby has been hiding her separation from her friends, family and fans, but after learning that her husband has been sleeping around with a much, much, much younger actress, Abby enlists her new girlfriends to take her out for a night on the town. Carrie Fisher (“Star Wars”) makes a cameo as Abby’s book editor, Cat.

Beginning Wednesday, December 3, the series’ second episode  will be available on VOD and Bravo Now.  In “Rule #174:  Don’t Trust Anyone Who Charges By The Hour,” airing Tuesday, December 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo, Abby and Jake attempt to have a civilized divorce by hiring a mediator.  However, things quickly spiral out of control leading Abby to hire Delia, as her divorce lawyer. Meanwhile, Lyla and her ex seek revenge on each other and Phoebe decides to start a new business.

Additional celebrity guest appearances will be made throughout the 13-episode season. “Orange is the New Black” star, Laverne Cox plays Adele Northrop, a Pulitzer-Prize winning war journalist and LGBT activist who presents an award at a marriage equality gala in the episode airing Tuesday, December 23 at 10p.m. ET/PT. Three time Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters appears as Lyla's mother Annie, who comes to town to help her with the kids in the episode airing Tuesday, December 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  

The series also stars  Alanna Ubach (“Meet the Fockers”), Matthew Glave (“Growing Up Fisher), Virginia Williams (“Fairly Legal”), J. August Richards (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), C. Thomas Howell (“The Outsiders”), Julianna Guill (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”), Michael Weaver (“The Joe Schmo Show”) and Charles Mesure (“Desperate Housewives”). 

Inspired by the “Girlfriends’ Guide” book series by Vicki Iovine, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” is produced by Universal Cable Productions with Marti Noxon, Vicki Iovine, Meryl Poster, Robert Duncan McNeill, and Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro serving as executive producers.

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