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[02/26/20 - 08:50 PM]
They're Back! "First Wives Club" to Return for Season 2
In an official statement, BET+ confirmed that a followup season was picked up for the hit show.

[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 2/26/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from BET's press release, February 2020) Our favorite party of three is back for season two! The First Wives Club will be returning to BET+! In an official statement, BET+ confirmed that a followup season was picked up for the hit show. The Tracy Oliver executive-produced dramedy stars Jill Scott, Ryan Michelle Bathe and Michelle Buteau, who play best friends Hazel, Ari and Bree (respectively). Season two of FWC will pick up where the first season left off, showing the trio of women go through their various marital woes, while the longtime friends console each other, and offer support during tough times. "Tracy Oliver's First Wives Club has been hugely successful on BET+, [and] served as one of our signature originals at launch, and helped us quickly become the largest African American focused SVOD service," said Devin Griffin, General Manager, BET+. "Our subscribers loved season one and are eagerly awaiting season two." Oliver also stated that she is "overwhelmed" by the support for season one, and is looking forward to the next chapter of First Wives. "I'm overwhelmed by all the love and support the first season has received from our audience. I'm beyond excited to work with BET and this amazing, hilarious cast on a second season! Let the hijinks and shenanigans begin," said Tracy Oliver. Principal photography is set to begin in September 2020, in Atlanta.
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