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"Trophy Wife" comes back Tuesday (March 4) with a string of new episodes that promise nary a dull moment. Executive producers Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern tell Zap2it it's a roller coaster ride, from Bert's birthday to Kate and Pete's do-over wedding.
"Bert's birthday provides Kate an opportunity to do something she's been wanting to do for a while, which is make some mom friends ... specifically the moms from Bert's soccer team," says Haskins. "Bert's read 100 books, so he gets any kind of birthday party he wants. Kate goes over the top, the party goes over the top, it kind of gets out of control, but we set up some secrets that Jackie has been keeping from Kate."
One of the birthday surprises is a visit from "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison because Bert wants the reality romance host to give his mom a rose. We have to ask -- is Bert a "Bachelor" fan? »
ABC's “Trophy Wife,” about a young third wife trying to prove herself to her husband's mixed family and their community, taps its rich Disney-abc connections by featuring nods to “Aladdin,” “The Bachelor” and “Scandal” on upcoming episodes. To start off, “Trophy Wife” throws a Disney-abc birthday party for youngest child, Bert (played by wise-beyond his years nine-year-old Albert Tsai), on Tuesday's episode featuring an “Aladdin” theme and a cameo from “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison. But, the over-the-top fiesta almost went in another direction – a “Great Gatsby” party. Executive producer Sarah Haskins told reporters after a screening of the episode. »
- Jethro Nededog
Inspired by the life of co-creator Sarah Haskins, the ABC comedy series Trophy Wife tells the story of a reformed party girl named Kate (Malin Akerman), who is hoping that the third time’s the charm, now that she’s the third wife of the slightly older Pete (Bradley Whitford). Determined to make things work and become a part of this instant family, no matter what, she has to figure out how to juggle two ex-wives (Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins) and three step-children (Ryan Lee, Bailee Madison, Albert Tsai) while keeping her sanity. During this recent interview to promote the return of new episodes, co-stars Malin Akerman and Bradley Whitford, along with executive producers Sarah Haskins and Lee Eisenberg, talked about how The Bachelor host Chris Harrison came to guest star on the show, how they decided on a Disney-themed party for Bert (Tsai), the upcoming two-part wedding episode, »
- Christina Radish
Trophy Wife is not a consolation prize. ABC's charming sitcom about a new modern family, starring Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford and Marcia Gay Harden, is the most underrated show on TV, making us laugh until we cry and unexpectedly cry without resorting to storylines and moments that have more cheese than a box of Velveeta. It's got heart and humor in equal measure. And at a recent press screening, the cast and creators Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, along with several other executive producers, teased what viewers can expect from the rest of season one, including an homage to Scandal, a big wedding and more. Here are five reasons why you should be tuning into Trophy Wife... 1. It's »
4 items from 2014
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