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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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Connections

Spoofs Chinatown (1974) 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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Classy, funny, witty and sexy summertime mini-series!
29 June 2007 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

I must say that this summer I was really entertained by this USA cable network mini-series. "The Starter Wife" had a touch of many themes and elements starting from spoiled richness, hopelessness, love, problems, drama, and funny wit. Debra Messing was perfect and great as a sexy Hollywood trophy wife Molly who's world comes crashing down when she's suddenly divorced from her studio executive husband. So it's off to sorrow and pity, yet thank god she had a strong friend like Joan(Judy Davis) who gave a tough and commanding performance as a strong alcoholic friend. Yet romance and love went back and fourth with Lou a Hollywood big wheel in the movie business, and Sam a beach bum. Yet in the end Molly seems happy and content with herself showing that freedom and independence is important and that many are happy to be alone that's what this series taught us. The series was very witty and funny too often having dream parodies and comparisons to many Hollywood classics like "The Wizard of Oz", "Chinatown", and "Titantic". Really a pretty good series that was well written and it was nice to see a woman finally become an independence champ.


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