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Marti Noxon: Bravo’s ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ is ‘More Real Than Reality’

19 November 2014 11:37 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As Bravo preps to launch its first scripted endeavor in “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” Marti Noxon and her cast could not have been more excited to talk about the show at its premiere Tuesday night at the Ace Hotel’s United Artists Theater in Downtown L.A.

The project is not just a first for Bravo, best known for its reality series — it’s also a first for Noxon. Though her name appears in credits for hits including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Glee” and “Mad Men,” “Girlfriends’ Guide” is the first series with her name under the bill of “creator.”

“It just feels a little bit like a dream come true,” said Noxon. “How often do you get to write about real women with work problems and family problems, and they’re not a doctor or a lawyer or a cop?”

The series follows Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein), a self-help »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Girlfriends Guide To Divorce: Marti Noxon and Lisa Edelstein on Bravo’s bold new dramedy

11 November 2014 2:02 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

How you relate to Bravo’s new Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce will likely depend not on how you feel about The Big D itself, but how you feel about your own romantic connections — or lack thereof. And that’s just how the show’s creator Marti Noxon intended it. “For me, this show is much more about what it’s like to be men and women right now — and right now it’s really complicated,” says Noxon, who took over for Joss Whedon as showrunner on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then worked with Shonda Rhimes on Private Practice, Matthew Weiner on Mad Men … Continue reading →

The post Girlfriends Guide To Divorce: Marti Noxon and Lisa Edelstein on Bravo’s bold new dramedy appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Lori Acken

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Bravo's ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ Ad Banned by NY, La Metro Authorities

9 November 2014 2:37 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

An advertisement for Bravo's new series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” has been banned from city buses and subways in Los Angeles and New York because it was considered “inappropriate,” an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. The print ad (shown below) features the show's lead actress Lisa Edelstein holding up her ring finger — as she might her middle finger — with the tag line, “Go Find Yourself.” See photos: 11 TV Shows Canceled by Controversy - From 'Honey Boo Boo' to 'Politically Incorrect' Dom Camera & Company, a New York-based advertising agency which acts as Bravo's out-of-home media buyer, submitted the ad. »

- Anita Bennett

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Are we tired of reality TV?

31 October 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Maybe it was DC Cupcakes, because we didn’t need another cable reality show about cake bosses. Or perhaps it was the latest chronicling of blue-collar workers in Alaska or Louisiana. (Doesn’t Crawfish Catchers look tedious? And we bet you can’t even tell whether that title is real or not). Or it could have been Bravo’s seventh Real Housewives series. Or E!’s fourth Kardashians title. Whatever marked the official tipping point, it all feels familiar now: the master chefs, treasure seekers, tattoo artists, makeover experts, ghost hunters, dirty jobbers, untrained pets, C-list celebrity families, and glow-tanned bickering glambots overturning restaurant tables. »

- James Hibberd

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'Scandal' appears to have moved past its dependence on cliffhangers

17 October 2014 7:23 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Scandal" appears to have moved past its dependence on cliffhangers “Scandal” was written around cliffhangers in its first three seasons, but the cliffhangers have now passed on to “How To Get Away with Murder.” As Joshua Alston says of “Scandal,” "It’s no longer a political thriller with heavy-to-a-fault spy genre flourishes, it’s 'Grey’s Anatomy' in the White House. And if that’s indeed what the writers are going for, the absence of a central, hashtag-friendly mystery makes perfect sense. I’ve been suspiciously anticipating this direction, but I’m far less worried than I was. If 'Like Father, Like Daughter' is any indication, that version of Scandal would be well-worth watching, if perhaps not the Twitter fuel it once was.” Plus: “ScandalSecret Service agent talks about his big role. Leah Remini will sub for Erin Andrews as “Dancing with the Stars' co-host Andrews is »

- Norman Weiss

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TVLine Items: The It Crowd Gets U.S. Remake, Lost Vet to Thrones and More

17 October 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Bill Lawrence is in with The It Crowd.

Related Rush Hour TV Series In the Works for CBS from Bill Lawrence, Brett Ratner

The Cougar Town creator is shepherding a pilot adaptation of the popular British comedy for NBC, our sister site Deadline reports, with Community‘s Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan on board to write and executive-produce with Lawrence. Additional EPs include Jeff Ingold and Craig Cegielski.

As its title suggests, The It Crowd follows the exploits of a British company’s information-technology department.

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Extended trailer for Bravo's 'Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce' is full of drama, and hookups

17 October 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Bravo released an extended trailer for their first scripted series, Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce, where "girlfriend" finds out about getting it on outside of marriage. Based on the Girlfriend's Guide book series by Vicki Iovine, the show stars Lisa Edelstein as Abby McCarthy, a self-help and family life guru who upends her image by admitting to the world that her perfect home life is a sham. Separated from husband Jake (Paul Adelstein), McCarthy turns to her divorced friends Lila (Janeane Garofalo) and Phoebe (Beau Garrett) for advice on navigating the single life at this stage in the game. Judging from the trailer, »

- Teresa Jue

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Bravo's ‘Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce’ Sees Lisa Edelstein's Perfect Life Crumble in New Trailer (Video)

17 October 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bravo Media has released a longer look at their highly-anticipated first scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” which premieres on Bravo on Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. The show stars Lisa Edelstein (“House”), Paul Adelstein (“Private Practice”), Beau Garrett (“Criminal Minds”) and Necar Zadegan (“Emily Owens MD”). See photos: 10 of Bravo's Biggest Hits and Misses (Photos) Janeane Garofalo (“Reality Bites”) was originally attached to star as a series regular, but will be written out sometime in the first season after appearing in at least some episodes. In the clip, which places the series somewhere in-between Bravo's “Real Housewives” franchise »

- Jeremy Blacklow

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Bravo’s Frances Berwick to Oversee E! and Esquire; Adam Stotsky Adds E! Duties

30 September 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBCUniversal is shaking up the management picture at E! Entertainment, the cabler that has been in a ratings slump as viewer interest waned in its celebrity-focused brand of unscripted series.

Frances Berwick (pictured left) will add oversight of E! and Esquire Network to her portfolio that already includes Bravo and Oxygen Media. Esquire prexy Adam Stotsky (pictured right) will take on the additional responsibility of serving as g.m. of E!, reporting to Berwick. Suzanne Kolb, who has headed E! since July 2011, is exiting the company.

The restructuring unveiled Tuesday by NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer cements Berwick’s status as the heatseeker among Hammer’s group of direct reports.

With the expansion of Berwick’s purview, NBCU has created a Lifestyle Networks Group within its cable division that Berwick, previously prexy of Bravo and Oxygen Media, now heads as president. Hammer said putting the four channels under a »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Castle Video: Agent McCord Suggests That Beckett Is the 12th's 'Enemy'

15 September 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hey, ‘member when Castle‘s kick-ass Kate Beckett started getting “Fed” up with her shiny new D.C. gig?

Related Fall TV Spoilerpalooza: Exclusive Scoop and Photos From 42 Returning Favorites, Including Castle

This exclusive deleted scene from the ABC drama’s Season 6 DVD set (out Tuesday) sheds a bit more light on Kate’s career conundrum, when after getting stonewalled by Uncle Sam (by way of partner Rachel McCord, played by Lisa Edelstein), she is made to believe that she is quite unwelcome back at her old digs there at the 12th precinct.

Related Castle Season 7 Poster Tells a Story of a Bride… »

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TVLine Items: SNL Adds Pete Davidson, Vampire Mom Faces Divorce and More

15 September 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Saturday Night Live‘s newest addition isn’t even old enough to toast to his own casting.

Related Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong Addresses Weekend Update Exit: ‘I’m Genuinely Happy About It’

Comedian Pete Davidson, 20, is joining the cast of SNL for its 40th season, our sister site Deadline reports, making him the only new featured player being added this year. Davidson, who recently performed a set on Jimmy Kimmel Live in April and has appeared on MTV’s Guy Code, was reportedly handpicked by SNL boss Lorne Michaels.

Watch Davidson in action below:

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Alanna Ubach Replaces Janeane Garofalo on Bravo's ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’

13 August 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lisa Edelstein has a new Bff. Alanna Ubach has been cast in the series regular role of Jo on Bravo's first scripted series, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” Bravo Media and Universal Cable Productions announced Wednesday. Also read: Janeane Garofalo Separating From ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ Jo is a blunt, brassy New Yorker and Abby's (Edelstein) best friend from college who comes to Los Angeles to help her through her divorce. Inspired by the “Girlfriends’ Guide” books by Vicki Iovine, the series follows a self-help guru who's concealing the fact that she's separated from her husband (Paul Adelstein). The role of Jo was created. »

- Linda Ge

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Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Taps Hung Actress to Fill Janeane Garofalo Void

13 August 2014 3:31 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce is hooking Lisa Edelstein up with a new Bff.

Alanna Ubach (Hung, Men of a Certain Age) is joining Bravo’s first-ever scripted drama in the series-regular role of Jo, a blunt, brassy New Yorker and Abby’s best friend from college who comes to La to help her through her divorce.

Ubach’s character will fill the void left by Janeane Garofalo, who, as TVLine first reported, is exiting the show.

Related Girlfriends’ Guide Casting Scoop: Look Who’s Playing Lisa Edelstein’s TV Mom

Additionally, Matthew Glave (ER, Growing Up Fisher) and Virginia Williams (Fairly Legal, »

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Janeane Garofalo exiting 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' in first season

6 August 2014 4:36 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Janeane Garofalo is leaving Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Bravo’s first-ever scripted drama, in the series’ first season.

The show, which is based on Vicki Iovine’s bestselling series, follows Abby (Lisa Edelstein) and her career as a self-help book author who’s hiding something: her separation from her husband. Garofalo plays Lyla, Abby’s entertainment lawyer and friend.

According to TV Line, which first reported the news, Garofalo will continue shooting through October to give her character a proper exit.

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce premieres Tuesday, Dec. 2. »

- Samantha Highfill

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Janeane Garofalo Separating From ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’

5 August 2014 1:37 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“The Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” is getting a face lift midway through its first season. Janeane Garofalo, who plays lead Lisa Edelstein's lawyer and friend, Lyla, is leaving the show. Also read: Laverne Cox Booked for Guest Role on Bravo's ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ Production is currently under way on the 13-episode first season of Bravo's first-ever scripted series, which means the creative teams are working on how to remove Garofalo's character from the ensemble and move the show forward without her. Representatives for Garofalo and the show did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment. Garofalo is not off of the set. »

- Jason Hughes

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Janeane Garofalo Exits Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce

4 August 2014 6:41 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Janeane Garofalo and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce are consciously uncoupling.

The actress-comedienne is exiting Bravo’s first-ever scripted drama, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Related Girlfriends’ Guide Casting Scoop: Look Who’s Playing Lisa Edelstein’s TV Mom

The series, based on Vicki Iovine’s best-selling series and developed by Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Marti Noxon, follows Abby (House‘s Lisa Edelstein), a self-help book author in Los Angeles who hides the fact that she’s separated from her husband. Garofalo co-starred as Lyla, Abby’s hard-nosed entertainment lawyer and one of her closest friends.

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I'm Still Not Over... House and Cuddy's terrible relationship

28 July 2014 4:06 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Some television characters just shouldn’t be together. I don’t care how much unresolved sexual tension there is or how funny the witty banter is or how much chemistry the two characters have. There are just some “will-they or won’t-they” couples who should absolutely won’t—because once you take away that conflict, the show and the two characters’ interactions become uninteresting. And this is no more truer than for Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) and Dr. Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein), whose relationship I’m still not over. Not only was it unnecessary, it ruined House by becoming »

- Chancellor Agard

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TVLine Items: Bernadette Peters Visits Girlfriends' Guide, Odd Teaser and More

21 July 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Bernadette Peters will soon help write the Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.

The Tony winner will guest-star on Bravo’s upcoming original scripted drama, the network announced Monday

, playing the mother of Janeane Garofalo’s Lyla, who comes to town to help Lyla with her kids.

Related  Bravo Renews Million Dollar Listing, Orders Two New Series

Inspired by books from Vicki Iovine, Girlfriends’ Guide follows Abby (House’s Lisa Edelstein), a self-help author who turns to her divorced friends after splitting from her “perfect” husband. The series will bow Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 10/9c.

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Bernadette Peters books guest star role on Bravo's 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce'

21 July 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Broadway icon Bernadette Peters will guest star in the first season of Bravo’s upcoming original scripted series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, premiering Tuesday December 2. Peters will play Annie—the mother of divorced entertainment lawyer Lyla (Garofalo)—who comes to town to help her kids.

Girlfriends’ Guide follows self-help author Abby (Lisa Edelstein) as she goes through a very messy public divorce with her seemingly perfect husband Jake (Paul Adelstein). To bounce back, Abby turns to her divorced friends Lyla and former model turned entrepreneur Phoebe (Beau Garrett) for advice, as well as Delia (Necar Zadegan), Abby’s divorce lawyer »

- Marc Snetiker

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Bravo’s ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’: Creator Marti Noxon on Lessons Learned From ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Buffy’

14 July 2014 5:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On Dec. 2, Bravo makes its first foray into scripted programming with “The Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” hailing from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Mad Men” producer Marti Noxon.

The series stars Lisa Edelstein as Abby, a self-help book author and guru of all things family who shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life is a lie. After inadvertently publicly admitting that she has separated from her husband, Jake (Paul Adelstein), 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 including Lyla (Janeane Garofalo), a legendary no-nonsense entertainment lawyer who is in a constant “War of the Roses” battle with her ex-husband and Phoebe (Beau Garrett), a former model and budding entrepreneur who has a very unique relationship with her ex. Meanwhile, a »

- Laura Prudom

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