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The Starter Wife 

A television show centered around Molly Kagan, the ex-wife of a Hollywood entertainment mogul who transitions into a fabulous independent life after her divorce.
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Series cast summary:
Debra Messing ...  Molly Kagan 10 episodes, 2008
Judy Davis ...  Joan McAllister 10 episodes, 2008
Chris Diamantopoulos ...  Rodney 10 episodes, 2008
David Alan Basche ...  Kenny Kagan 10 episodes, 2008
Danielle Nicolet ...  Liz Marsh 10 episodes, 2008
Brielle Barbusca ...  Jaden Kagan 10 episodes, 2008
Hart Bochner ...  Zach McNeill 10 episodes, 2008
Reggie Austin ...  Devon Marsh 10 episodes, 2008
Daniel Gerroll ...  David Shea 8 episodes, 2008
James Black ...  Felix / ... 8 episodes, 2008
Ronny Cox ...  Pappy McAllister 5 episodes, 2008
Bar Paly ...  Lola 5 episodes, 2008
Iliana Fischer Iliana Fischer ...  Blonde bombshell in rehab 2008 5 episodes, 2008
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A television show centered around Molly Kagan, the ex-wife of a Hollywood entertainment mogul who transitions into a fabulous independent life after her divorce.

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Wife begins again.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

10 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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A Ex See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Rent the DVDs
28 September 2009 | by impulsivebutterflySee all my reviews

For those of you who would like to see the mini series and TV show, Netflix has them on DVD to rent. I absolutely loved them. It was awesome to watch uninterrupted. No wait time nor commercials. I wish they would bring the show back. I loved all of the characters and their twisted stories. This is the best role I have ever seen Debra Messing in. I like that the gay best friend didn't live with her though. That would have seemed too much like "Will & Grace". I love that the story focused on women and the daily dramas that go on in life. It is nice to see that even the super rich have drama in their lives. Sometimes those less fortunate think money would solve everything, this show proves that theory wrong.


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