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[11/26/19 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 26
Updates include: BET+ renews "First Wives Club" TV series; CBS All Access nixes "Strange Angel"; and Netflix pulls the plug on "MST3K" reboot series.

[11/26/19 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 26
Updates include: BET+ renews "First Wives Club" TV series; CBS All Access nixes "Strange Angel"; and Netflix pulls the plug on "MST3K" reboot series.

[09/09/19 - 10:00 AM]
BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios to Debut BET+ Thursday, September 19
For $9.99 per month, BET+ will feature more than 1,000 hours of premium content, including exclusive new original programming and fan-favorite series, movies, and specials from BET Networks.

[06/24/19 - 05:01 AM]
BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios to Launch BET+
The first BET+ original - "First Wives Club," a new 10 episode scripted drama from acclaimed "Girls Trip" screenwriter Tracy Oliver - will debut on the service in the fall.

[06/10/19 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 10
Updates include: WarnerMedia orders "Dune" TV series for its OTT network; HBO shutters "Vice News Tonight"; and BET may launch its own streaming service with "First Wives Club."

[11/27/18 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 27
Updates include: Paramount Network's "First Wives Club" shifts to Viacom sibling BET; YouTube orders pilot for "Dark Cargo" from Ben Stiller; and Ava DuVernay inks mega-deal with Warner Bros. Television.

[09/24/18 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 24
Updates include: Hulu's "Veronica Mars" confirms initial returning cast; Zoë Kravitz to star in Disney's "High Fidelity"; and Domhnall Gleeson tapped for HBO's "Run."

[09/06/18 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 6
Updates include: Crystal Reed to star in DC Universe's "Swamp Thing"; Ryan Michelle Bathe to round out Paramount Network's "First Wives Club"; and Joey King tapped for Hulu's "The Act."

[09/05/18 - 09:10 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Full Series Order for "Emily in Paris" from Hitmaker Darren Star
The 10 episode, half-hour series will bookend a new Thursday dramedy night that launches in January with "First Wives Club," followed by Star's hit-series "Younger," that officially moves to Paramount Network for season six in the spring.

[08/02/18 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 2
Updates include: Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau to star in Paramount Network's "The First Wives Club"; Rob Riggle, Kaitlin Olson join Leah Remini-led comedy pilot at FOX; and Donald Faison, Eric Nelsen cast in USA's "Erase."

[04/19/18 - 10:16 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Series Pickup for "First Wives Club"
A cast announcement will be made in the coming weeks.

[04/05/18 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 5
Updates include: Karl Urban to star in Amazon's "The Boys"; Paramount Network orders comedy "First Wives Club" to pilot; and "Hidden Figures," "High Fidelity" eyed for TV adaptations.

[10/02/17 - 11:29 AM]
Paramount Network Teams Up with Paramount Television to Develop "First Wives Club" with "Girl's Trip" Scribe Tracy Oliver Attached as Writer
Sibling TV Land shot a pilot based on said film last year.







FIRST WIVES CLUB (BET PLUS)
Returns in TBA 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/19/19 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2020-21 season (the show's second) on 11/26/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from BET's press release, September 2019) Premiering at launch, BET+ will feature new exclusive original series "First Wives Club" - a nine-episode scripted drama from acclaimed "Girls Trip" screenwriter Tracy Oliver - and "Bigger"- a ten-episode series from Will Packer, blockbuster hit-maker of titles such as "Ride Along" and "Think Like a Man." "First Wives Club," the modern television remake of the classic 1996 revenge comedy starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton, now stars an all-star African American cast including Jill Scott, Ryan Michelle Bathe and Michelle Buteau. After neglecting their friendship, best friends Ari (Ryan Michelle Bathe), Hazel (Jill Scott) and Bree (Michelle Buteau) reunite to help each other through rough patches in their lives. Together, they navigate music superstar Hazel's tabloid-ridden divorce, campaign manager Ari's unsatisfying marriage and orthopedic surgeon Bree's cheating husband. Along the way, the women learn that as long as they have each other, there's nothing they can't do. All episodes will be made available at launch.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jill Scott as Hazel
· Malik Yoba as Derrick
· Mark Tallman as David
· Michelle Buteau as Bree
· RonReaco Lee as Gary
· Ryan Michelle Bathe as Ari
CREW INFORMATION:
· Karen Rosenfelt as EP
· Tracy Oliver as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a feature film
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Paramount Television