8 April 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bravo, the NBCUniversal cable network that aims for affluent female viewers, said it would debut two scripted comedies in the year ahead while also launching 13 unscripted series.

The scripted series being highlighted are “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ and “Odd Mom Out.”  The first is based on the best-selling “Girlfriends’ Guide” book series by Vicki Iovine. Series follows Abby, played by Lisa Edelstein, a self-help book author who hides her separation from her husband as she navigates a new life as a single woman. Robert Duncan McNeill will be producing director of the series, which is slated to begin production this summer. Produced by Universal Cable Productions with Marti Noxon, who wrote the pilot, Iovine, Meryl Poster and Robbie Duncan McNeil serving as executive producers.

“Odd Mom Out” is a half-hour comedy based on the life of author Jill Kargman, and looks at the outrageous world of moms on New York City’s Upper East Side. »

- Brian Steinberg

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