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The ex-wife of a Hollywood studio boss restarts her life after their divorce.
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Series cast summary:
Debra Messing ...  Molly Kagan 6 episodes, 2007
Judy Davis ...  Joan McAllister 6 episodes, 2007
Chris Diamantopoulos ...  Rodney 6 episodes, 2007
Peter Jacobson ...  Kenny Kagan 6 episodes, 2007
Stephen Moyer ...  Sam 6 episodes, 2007
Anika Noni Rose ...  Lavender 6 episodes, 2007
Novella Nelson ...  Nana 6 episodes, 2007
Aden Young ...  Jorge Stewart 6 episodes, 2007
Joe Mantegna ...  Lou Manahan 6 episodes, 2007
Bethany Whitmore ...  Jaden 6 episodes, 2007
Brielle Barbusca ...  Jaden Kagan 6 episodes, 2007
Miranda Otto ...  Cricket Stewart 5 episodes, 2007
Trilby Glover ...  Shoshanna 5 episodes, 2007
Gigi Edgley ...  Chloe 5 episodes, 2007
Paul Gleeson ...  Aaron 4 episodes, 2007
John Atkinson John Atkinson ...  Detective Parks 3 episodes, 2007
Julia Blake ...  Mrs. Caldecott 3 episodes, 2007
Jane Hall Jane Hall ...  Sharon 3 episodes, 2007
Kate Kendall ...  Lisa 3 episodes, 2007
Madeleine West ...  Katy 3 episodes, 2007
Rodger Corser ...  Larry Hamill 2 episodes, 2007
Barry Langrishe Barry Langrishe ...  Pappy 2 episodes, 2007
Leah Purcell ...  Hannah Sprints 2 episodes, 2007
Robert Mammone ...  Bob 2 episodes, 2007
Dasi Ruz Dasi Ruz ...  Ana 2 episodes, 2007
Christopher Kirby ...  Detective Smith 2 episodes, 2007
Ursula Brooks ...  Country Club Administrator 2 episodes, 2007
Jerome Ehlers Jerome Ehlers ...  Director 2 episodes, 2007
Bryan Probets ...  Vernon 2 episodes, 2007
Matthew Scully ...  Clarity Harbor Valet 2 episodes, 2007
Leeanna Walsman ...  Sasha 2 episodes, 2007
David Webb David Webb ...  Dr. Peter Hexton 2 episodes, 2007
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The ex-wife of a Hollywood studio boss restarts her life after their divorce.

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USA | Australia

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English | German

Release Date:

31 May 2007 (USA) See more »

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The Starter Wife See more »

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Australia See more »

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Goofs

When Molly and Sam take Jaiden into the surf at the end of the mini series, Sam's shorts are already soaking wet. See more »

Quotes

Molly Kagan: I don't want your pity.
Lavender: That works for me, 'cause I got $50,000 worth of student loans and my grandma and I're about to get evicted because of her dog.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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I Wanna Play
Composed by Anthony Martin and Andrew Cochrane
Lyrics by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott
Performed by Rebecca Leigh Lucas
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no gravitas
9 June 2007 | by precher-1See all my reviews

Grazer is a spoiled self-centered Hollywood wife recently dumped by her producer husband...Her characters resemble her..shallow, too light-weight to be interesting. In Sex and the City, the female characters were actually struggling to understand life, but here...it's sophomoric and silly... A disappointment

I've read her other two books, Rescue Me and Maneater and as much as I wanted to enjoy them...with both books, I stopped in the middle...because she couldn't sustain my interest. And the "potty" jokes are embarrassing for a woman of Grazer's age....It's as Stephen King says a quality writer doesn't have to resort to shock tactics...he/she has enough skill to ensnare the reader's attention in better ways.. Only the inept/starter/unskilled writers go for the sophomoric "toilet humor"...her main problem is the conflict is not deep or important enough....a silly airhead spoiled self-indulgent pampered wife gets dumped....for a younger version of same...where's the gravitas..the searing soul-deep conflict? a wrong that needs to be righted...she got what she deserved...end of story....It gets sillier and stupider as it goes along. Grazer, get a day job you can handle.


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