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[12/02/13 - 02:04 PM]
Olivia Holt Stars in Filmed Comedy Series, "I Didn't Do It," Premiering Friday, January 17 on Disney Channel
Disney Channel's annual "jaNEWary" programming event will also include a first-look at the upcoming game show for kids and families, "Disney's Win, Lose or Draw."

[08/19/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 19
Updates include: Sarah Clarke joins AMC's "Line of Sight"; NickMom extends "Instant Mom" by seven episodes; and Demi Lovato near deal for six-episode arc on FOX's "Glee."

[01/07/13 - 11:13 AM]
USA Ups Michael Sluchan to Senior Vice President, Original Scripted Programming
Sluchan's responsibilities include overseeing the production of the current hit series' "Necessary Roughness" and "Royal Pains."

[08/24/12 - 06:01 AM]
Amazon Announces Expanded Prime Instant Video Agreement with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution
Look for "Parks & Recreation," "Parenthood," "The Starter Wife," "Friday Night Lights," "Heroes," "Battlestar Galactica" and more on Prime Instant Video.

[05/24/12 - 01:14 PM]
TV Land Brings the Heat With a Summer Line-Up Full of Funniest Stars and Sitcoms
Highlights include the network premiere of "That '70s Show" on Friday, June 1 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/27/12 - 10:52 PM]
TV Land Begins Production on "The Soul Man," Starring Cedric "The Entertainer" and Niecy Nash
The "Hot in Cleveland" spin-off premieres Wednesday, June 20 at 10:00/9:00c followed by the return of "The Exes."

[03/05/12 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 5
Updates include: Rachelle Lefevre is CBS's "Applebaum"; Mamie Gummer to star in The CW's "First Cut"; and CBS shelves drama pilot "Quean" over legal concerns.

[05/02/11 - 03:40 PM]
USA Network Announces Ambitious Slate of More Than a Dozen "Character" Driven Projects from Hollywood's A-List Talent
The 13 projects include efforts from Nathan Lane, Mark Gordon and Kara DioGuardi.

[04/15/11 - 09:31 AM]
Syfy and THQ Original Movie "Red Faction: Origins" to Premiere on Syfy Saturday, June 4, at 9PM (ET/PT)
The debut comes less than a week after the "Red Faction Armageddon" video game is released.

[03/17/11 - 05:50 AM]
Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber Named Co-Presidents USA Network
"USA will remain a top priority for me, and I can't think of a better team to build on the network's incredible momentum," said Bonnie Hammer.

[02/08/11 - 12:03 PM]
Fran Drescher, Rita Moreno, Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, Kristen Johnston, Christine Taylor and Sherri Shepherd Among Hollywood Stars Signed for TV Land Pilots Taping February 2011
All three pilots will be multi-camera and will tape in front of live audiences later this month.

[02/07/11 - 10:50 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 7
Updates include: Debra Messing, Taylor Kinney land NBC pilots; Ilene Chaiken to run "Hail Mary" for CBS; and Alex Graves to helm ABC's "Poe."

[01/19/11 - 08:17 AM]
Syfy and THQ Original Movie "Red Faction: Origins" Begins Production With All-Star Cast Led by "Stargate Universe's" Brian J. Smith and Film Icon Robert Patrick
Kate Vernon, Danielle Nicolet, Gareth David-Lloyd, Tamzin Merchant and Devon Graye also star in the project, set to premiere in May.

[01/05/11 - 07:25 AM]
Debra Messing to Make Special Guest Appearance on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
She'll play "a television journalist working to expose pedophiles."

[03/04/10 - 12:32 PM]
Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner Tom Selleck Stars in "Jesse Stone: No Remorse," a New Television Movie to Be Broadcast Sunday, May 9
Kathy Baker also stars in the project, the sixth "Jesse Stone" film.

[06/25/09 - 12:48 PM]
Actor Eddie Cibrian Joins the Cast of "Csi: Miami"
He'll portray "a police officer from the Hollywood, California Division who joins Horatio's team of CSIs in Miami."

[06/09/09 - 07:02 AM]
Katee Sackhoff, Freddie Prinze JR., Mykelti Williamson, John Boyd, Chris Diamantopoulos and Jennifer Westfeldt Join the Cast of "24" for Season Eight
The new season premieres Sunday, January 17 with a two-night, four-hour event.

[06/02/09 - 11:00 AM]
Part Two of Lifetime's Maneater Miniseries Is Network's Highest Rated Program of the Year Among Women 18-49
Lifetime spins the numbers for May 30-31.

[05/22/09 - 06:09 PM]
Development Update: May 20-22
Updates include: Chris Diamantopoulos joins FOX's "24"; while Daniel Sackheim reports to FOX's "Lie to Me."

[04/22/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 22
Updates include: HBO to bring "Modern Love" to the small screen; while Debra Messing will reunite with her "Starter Wife" creators at NBC.

[04/08/09 - 08:37 AM]
The Miniseries Event of the Summer Begins May 30 as Lifetime Debuts Maneater, Based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's New York Times #1 Best-Selling Book
The cable channel confirms our previous report about the Sarah Chalke-led mini-series.

[04/01/09 - 11:25 AM]
HBO's "Into the Storm," Lifetime's "Maneater" Set for May
The pay channel's "The Gathering Storm" sequel and Lifetime's Sarah Chalke-led mini-series are both set for the final weekend in May.

[03/12/09 - 12:10 PM]
NBC's Summer Schedule Packed with Original Scripted Series ('The Philanthropist,''The Listener' and 'Merlin') and Alternative Shows Paced by Debuts of New 'I'M a CelebritY...get Me Out of Here!' and 'Great American Road Trip' -- Plus Return of Top-Rated 'America's Got Talent'
Also on tap: new mini-series "Meteor" (June 7 and 14) and "The Storm" (July 19 and 26).

[02/12/09 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 12
Updates include: USA wraps "The Starter Wife"; more pilots land directors; and Matthew Salsberg inks an overall deal with Lionsgate.

[01/11/09 - 10:01 PM]
30 Rock Rocks the Golden Globes - Making NBC Universal Television Tops Among All Broadcast Networks with Three Wins and 10 Total Nominations
"Tina, Alec, and the cast and crew of "30 Rock" made us laugh week in and week out and it's fantastic to see them honored with their Golden Globe wins," said NBC's Ben Silverman.

[12/11/08 - 06:00 AM]
Hollywood Foreign Press Association 2008 Golden Globe Awards Nominations for the Year Ended December 31, 2008
HBO leads the TV nominations with 22 thanks to "In Treatment" (five), "Recount" (five), "John Adams" (4), "Bernard and Doris" (three) and "Entourage" (three).

[11/11/08 - 07:05 AM]
'Green Is Universal' Launches New Campaign: "Green Your Routine"
"Green Week" kicks off during "Sunday Night Football," once again turning the logos of NBC Universal green across all properties.

[10/29/08 - 09:52 AM]
USA Pushes "Criminal Intent" to 2009
Previously set to return on Friday, November 7 at 9:00/8:00c, season eight will now roll out early next year.

[10/10/08 - 01:18 AM]
Interview: "The Starter Wife" Co-Stars Debra Messing & David Alan Basche

[09/24/08 - 02:13 PM]
USA Network, Debra Messing, Designer Lauren Merkin and Renowned Illustrator Sujean Rim Join Forces to Create Signature Handbag and T-Shirt for 'The Starter Wife'
The "Molly" will make its television debut on the season finale of THE STARTER WIFE, when it will appear on the arm of Molly (Messing) herself.

[09/10/08 - 03:49 PM]
Hit NBC Universal Shows in Your Pocket: Full-Length Episodes on V Cast from Verizon Wireless
Among the offerings: NBC's "The Office," "30 Rock" and "Kath and Kim."

[09/10/08 - 03:41 PM]
USA's Jackie De Crinis Upped to Evp of Original Scripted Programming
"Jackie is a bright, sophisticated creative executive with a great eye for material and incredible relationships in the community," said USA's Jeff Wachtel.

[09/09/08 - 02:06 PM]
If You Thought Summer Was Hot, Get Ready for Fall on Usa
"Criminal Intent" to return to Thursday nights while "Monk" and "Psych" again get holiday installments.

[07/20/08 - 01:31 PM]
Emmy Winner Debra Messing Returns in the Emmy Award-Winning Hit Series 'The Starter Wife' Premiering Friday, October 10 at 10/9c on USA Network
The series had previously been set for Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/01/08 - 09:47 AM]
All-Star Cast Joins Debra Messing in USA Network's Emmy Award-Winning Series the Starter Wife
The network confirms the additions of David Alan Bashe, Danielle Nicolet, Brielle Barbusca, Hart Bochner and more!

[06/26/08 - 05:04 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 26
Updates include: Hart Bochner, Brielle Barbusca and others land "Starter Wife" roles; Timothy Olyphant joins FX's "Damages"; and a trio is cast on ABC's "Prince of Motor City."

[06/11/08 - 04:29 PM]
A Tidal Wave of Action This Summer on Usa!
USA further details its summer slate, including finale dates for its original series.

[05/16/08 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 16
Updates include: Rob Estes rounds out The CW's "90210" cast; "Dog the Bounty Hunter" to return to A&E; and Danielle Nicolet joins USA's "The Starter Wife" series.

[05/14/08 - 06:44 AM]
Turner Entertainment Networks Offers Dynamic Programming Slate, Big Stars and Innovative New Options for Advertisers
George Clooney, Steven Bochco, Mark Burnett, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Dean Devlin, Ray Romano, Donnie Wahlberg, Jon Avnet, Russell Simmons, Joey "Run" Simmons, William H. Macy and Jamie Foxx all have projects in the works at TNT, TBS and truTV.

[05/01/08 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 1
Updates include: Damon Wayans is "Never Better" for ABC; David Alan Basche to be the new ex of Debra Messing on USA's "Starter Wife"; and Jessica Stroup to move to The CW's "90210."

[04/09/08 - 02:55 PM]
Emmy Award-Winner Judy Davis and Chris Diamantopoulos to Reprise Roles in USA Network's Emmy Award-Winning Series the Starter Wife
This is the first time both Davis and Diamantopoulos have been cast as regulars in a series.

[03/26/08 - 05:18 PM]
USA Network Starts Summer Off with a Bang and Continues with Year-Round Originals in Fall 2008 with the Starter Wife
Plus: "Monk," "Psych," "The Starter Wife" and "Burn Notice" all get return dates.

[03/26/08 - 12:23 PM]
USA Network Unveils the Power of Brandwidth
USA is encouraging advertisers to leverage its "brandwidth" by partnering on innovative and customized character-focused opportunities.

[03/25/08 - 12:59 PM]
Bonnie Hammer Signs New Multiyear Deal with NBC Universal
"Bonnie is one of the most talented executives in the industry, with an amazing track record of success," said Jeff Gaspin.

[03/12/08 - 05:01 AM]
HulU.com Opens to Public, Offers Free Streams of Hit TV Shows, Movies and Clips from More Than 50 Providers Including Fox, NBC Universal, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios InC. and Sony Pictures Television
On Hulu.com, consumers can enjoy one of the largest selections of legal, free videos from more than 50 top broadcast networks, cable networks, movie studios and web-centric content providers.

[01/22/08 - 09:21 AM]
Kate Beckinsale, Nikki Blonsky, Josh Brolin, Steve Carell, Russell Crowe, Eric Dane, Tina Fey, Michael C. Hall, Hal Holbrook, Terrence Howard, Holly Hunter, Tommy Lee Jones, Debra Messing, Mickey Rooney, John Travolta, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Forest Whitaker Are Scheduled to Present at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
Additional presenters will be named in the days to come.

[01/10/08 - 02:07 PM]
Dga Award Nominees for Movies for Television/Mini-Series, Dramatic Series Night, Comedy Series, Musical Variety, Reality Programs, Daytime Serials, Children's Programs, Documentary and Commercials
The winners will be named at the 60th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 26, 2008, at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

[12/20/07 - 08:59 AM]
Nominations Announced for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
"Ugly Betty," "The Sopranos" and "30 Rock" lead all TV nominations with three each.

[12/19/07 - 05:19 PM]
New Day for "Cashmere Mafia" Special Premiere
The special premiere originally scheduled for Thursday, January 3, will now air on Sunday, January 6.

[12/19/07 - 09:53 AM]
'4400' Creator Confirms Show's Demise
USA has pulled the plug on its original series "The 4400" after four seasons.

[12/13/07 - 02:43 PM]
NBC Universal Television Earns Nine Golden Globe Nominations as Universal Media Studios Nets Seven Nods and NBC Receives Six
The winners will be announced on NBC's exclusive live broadcast of "The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards" on January 13, 2008 (8-11 p.m. ET).

[12/13/07 - 05:30 AM]
Hollywood Foreign Press Association 2008 Golden Globe Awards for the Year Ended December 31, 2007 Nominations Release Nominations Press Release
HBO leads all networks with 18 nominations while FX's "Damages" tops all series with four nods.

[12/12/07 - 10:06 PM]
2008 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced
The 60th annual ceremony will be held on February 9 in Los Angeles and New York.

[12/11/07 - 04:28 PM]
USA Breaks Away from the Cable Pack
USA spins the numbers for the year to date.

[10/19/07 - 12:29 PM]
USA Network Gives a Series Order to Emmy Award-Winning "The Starter Wife"
Emmy Award-winner Debra Messing returns to star in THE STARTER WIFE and will serve as executive producer.

[09/17/07 - 10:29 AM]
NBC Tops All Broadcast Networks at 59th Annual Emmy Awards
"All of us at NBC share in the excitement of this wonderful Emmy Awards night and congratulate every one of our talented winners, both at the network and the studio," said the Peacock's chief Ben Silverman.

[09/16/07 - 08:00 PM]
Winners of the 2007 Primetime Emmy Awards Announced
NBC's "30 Rock" takes home Outstanding Comedy Series while HBO's "The Sopranos" closes out its run as Outstanding Drama Series.

[09/14/07 - 08:45 PM]
Development Update: Week of September 10-14
Updates include: Jason Katims to help out on NBC's "Bionic Woman," TBS to extend "My Boys," FOX begins casting "The Oaks" and A&E issues another cast-contingent pilot order.

[09/04/07 - 11:33 AM]
Production Has Begun on ABC's "Cashmere Mafia"
Lucy Liu, Frances O'Connor, Miranda Otto and Bonnie Somerville all star in the drama, which premieres Tuesday, November 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/04/07 - 10:00 AM]
It's a Sizzling Summer for the NBC Universal Cable Group, Which Accounts for Twice as Many Top-25 Original Summer Series as Any Other Basic Cable Group
USA, Sci Fi and Bravo have delivered 10 of this summer's top 25 original basic-cable entertainment series in adults 25-54.

[08/28/07 - 09:26 PM]
USA Is Hot, Hot, Hot!
USA spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/20/07 - 10:46 AM]
Tom Everett Scott Will Portray Lucy Liu's Fiancé on the Premiere of ABC's New Drama, "Cashmere Mafia"
He'll take over for Timothy Adams as Richard Cutting, "a hotshot young associate publisher of a magazine group, Barnstead Media, where he is a colleague of Mia Mason (Lucy Liu)."

[08/17/07 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: Week of August 13-17
Updates include: Fates come down on three HBO originals and Sci Fi's "Painkiller Jane," Lifetime shuffles its Sunday lineup and NBC preps a syndicated version of "Deal or No Deal."

[08/14/07 - 09:47 AM]
Emmy Award Nominee Joe Mantegna Joins the Cast of "Criminal Minds"
Joe Mantegna will play FBI Special Agent David Rossi, making his first appearance in the fifth episode of the season.

[07/19/07 - 01:56 PM]
Universal Media Studios Shatters Its Own Record by Capturing 60 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations Over Wide Range of Programs Paced by Freshman Series '30 Rock' with 10 and 'Heroes' with 8 as Well as 'The Office' with 9
"It's incredibly exciting and rewarding to see our creative talent be recognized with so many nominations from the TV Academy today," said Katherine Pope, President, Universal Media Studios.

[07/19/07 - 11:57 AM]
USA Network Garners a Record 12 Primetime Emmy Nominations
The nominations for "Monk" and "The Starter Wife" are the most USA has received in a single year, besting the nine received in 2004.

[07/19/07 - 05:40 AM]
The 59th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards and Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards Nominees ArE...
Toping the nominations list are HBO's "Burn My Heart at Wounded Knee" (17), AMC's "Broken Trail" (16), HBO's "The Sopranos" (15) and ABC's "Ugly Betty" (11).

[07/18/07 - 11:36 AM]
House Announces Casting News
Olivia Wilde, Kal Penn, Peter Jacobson, Anne Dudek and Edi Gathegi all land multi-episode arcs on the popular medical drama.

[07/15/07 - 05:32 PM]
All Three Networks in the NBC Universal Cable Group - Usa, Sci Fi and Bravo - Deliver Their Best Second-Quarter Ratings on Record
The NBC Universal Entertainment Cable Networks - USA, Sci Fi and Bravo - spin the numbers for the second quarter of 2007.

[07/15/07 - 02:06 PM]
USA Network Announces Notable Slate of "Character"- Driven Projects in Development for 2008
The projects are HALO, THE EXPERT and CITIZEN'S ARREST and were announced by Jeff Wachtel, USA's executive vice president, original programming.

[07/06/07 - 06:18 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of June 25-July 1): USA's 'Notice' Opens Strong
It was TNT's "The Closer" and the 2007 "BET Awards" however that were last week's top overall draws.

[07/03/07 - 03:49 PM]
USA Completes Landmark Sweep of 2nd Quarter
USA spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2007.

[06/22/07 - 06:20 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of June 11-17): USA's 'Raw' Reigns Over Returning Originals
Cable originals "Big Love," "Rescue Me," "Kyle XY," "The 4400" and "The Dead Zone" all open behind their previous season's numbers.

[06/19/07 - 12:19 PM]
USA Network Auctions Celebrity Fashions from Hit New Show "The Starter Wife"
70% of the proceeds from the auction - featuring such designers as Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana, Jill Sander, Givenchy and Versace - will be donated to Dress for Success.

[06/15/07 - 06:15 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of June 4-10): 'Sopranos' Goes Out on Top
Not so lucky was the premiere of lead-out "John from Cincinnati," which held just 29% of the "Sopranos's" audience.

[06/14/07 - 10:13 AM]
NBC Universal Re-Names NBC Universal Television Studio as Universal Media Studios
Universal Media Studios is a full-service production company that was established (as NBC Universal Television Studio) when NBC acquired the assets of Universal in May 2004, carrying on the legacy of both NBC Studios and Universal Network Television.

[06/11/07 - 11:16 PM]
Tony Who? Lifetime Television's Hit Drama Series 'Army Wives' Matches Record-Breaking Premiere in Its Second Episode
Lifetime spins the numbers for Sunday, June 10.

[06/08/07 - 07:14 PM]
Cable Ratings Round-Up (Week of May 28-June 3): 'Sopranos,' Nba Playoffs Top the Charts
Plus: Lifetime saw its newcomer "Army Wives" open to the tune of 3.5 million viewers on Sunday, making it the most-watched series premiere in the network's 23-year history.

[05/08/07 - 01:31 PM]
USA Network Sets New Standard with Multi-Tiered Marketing Campaign for Six-Hour Television Event 'The Starter Wife' Starring Debra Messing
The unprecedented multi-layered 360° branding campaign leverages the novel's themes and capitalizes on pop culture trends through traditional and non-traditional media tactics.

[05/03/07 - 01:04 PM]
Emmy Winner Debra Messing Stars in the USA Network Television Event 'The Starter Wife'
The network further details the mini-series, which also stars Judy Davis, Joe Mantegna, Miranda Otto and Anika Noni Rose.

[05/03/07 - 01:02 PM]
Ivillage and USA Network Launch Online Initiative for Upcoming TV Series "The Starter Wife"
A co-branded microsite on iVillage.com will "engage iVillage's 16 million members with exclusive videos, star Q&As, social networking groups for real-life women starting over and more."

[04/25/07 - 01:34 PM]
Carrie Fisher ("Postcards from the Edge," "Star Wars"), Brett Ratner ("Rush Hour 3," "X-Men 3"), Garry Marshall ("Georgia Rule," "Pretty Woman"), Jon Avnet ("Fried Green Tomatoes," "Risky Business") Confirmed as Judges for FOX Moviemaking Competition "On the Lot"
The quartet will serve as judges for the series' two "audition" episodes airing Tuesday, May 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, May 24 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

[04/09/07 - 04:35 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 9
Updates include: Mario Lopez, Kyla Pratt and Stephen Moyer are among the latest to land pilots.

[03/28/07 - 04:59 PM]
USA Network's Hot Summer Originals Burn Up the Competition
USA will present six original series this summer, more than any other cable network has ever offered during that period, establishing an industry record.

[03/28/07 - 04:58 PM]
USA Network and Pond's(R) Create Unique Brand Partnership for "The Starter Wife"
The fully-integrated media and marketing partnership is designed to "celebrate today's 40-something woman."

[03/28/07 - 04:56 PM]
USA Summer Programming
USA sets dates for the return "Monk," "Psych," "The 4400" and "The Dead Zone" as well as the premieres of "The Starter Wife" and "Burn Notice."

[03/28/07 - 04:53 PM]
USA Network Announces Ambitious Slate of "Character"- Driven Projects for 2007/2008
Among them is an FBI team going undercover as a normal suburban family to solve a national security case; a woman who turns to crime solving after a life-threatening accident renders her fearless; and a top crisis negotiator who becomes a relationship counselor in New York City.

[03/27/07 - 11:14 AM]
NBC Universal Launches Wide Range of Cross Platform Mobile Content from Broadcast, Cable and Internet Properties
The new NBC2Go mobile service offers episodes from such series as "Heroes," "The Black Donnellys," "Friday Night Lights" and Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

[03/08/07 - 12:05 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 8
Updates include: Pilots for Kal Penn, Jeffrey Tambor, Michelle Trachtenberg, Hector Elizondo, Mia Maestro, Adam Goldberg and many more!

[02/13/07 - 12:36 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 13
Updates include: USA adds "Burn Notice" to its summer roster, Michelle Ryan becomes NBC's "Bionic Woman" and other casting news.

[01/10/07 - 02:46 PM]
Emmy(R)-Award Winning Actress Debra Messing Stars in 'The Starter Wife'
The six-hour television event premieres on Thursday, May 31 at 9:00/8:00c and runs through Thursday, June 28 on USA.

[12/01/06 - 03:18 PM]
Development Update: November 27-December 1 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 30 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[10/20/06 - 07:01 PM]
Development Update: October 16-20 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 30 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[09/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
Emmy-Nominated Jon Avnet Set to Direct the USA Network Television Event Based on Gigi Levangie Grazer Novel 'The Starter Wife'

[08/08/06 - 12:00 AM]
Emmy-Award Winner Debra Messing to Star in the USA Network Television Event Based on Gigi Levangie Grazer Novel "The Starter Wife"

[05/09/06 - 12:00 AM]
Characters Welcome as USA Network Announces Development Slate

[11/16/05 - 12:00 AM]
USA Network Developing Six-Hour Television Event Based on Gigi Levangie Grazer Novel "The Starter Wife"







STARTER WIFE, THE (USA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/31/07 - 12/12/08
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2008-2009 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
2 (16 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 2/12/09
DESCRIPTION:
(from USA's web site, September 2008) Debra Messing returns to USA Network this fall as Molly Kagan in the new original series, The Starter Wife, recipient of 10 Emmy Award nominations and a win for Judy Davis in the Miniseries category. Once Hollywood royalty and now ex-"Wife Of" a major movie producer, Molly is determined to make her own place in the world even it means tripping over her designer heels every once in awhile. After her recently published children's book didn't exactly sell like hotcakes and the romance with the handsome yet guilt-ridden homeless man fizzled, Molly has been feeling a little bit like the "Forty-Year-Old Virgin Queen" these days. She has, however, become quite adept at directing traffic during morning Drop-Off at her daughter's school while avoiding the withering looks of the "Wives Of" still firmly ensconced in the driver's seats of their luxury SUVs, so to speak. Deciding that the time has come to get serious about her writing—because apparently journaling about the absurdity of life in Tinsel Town doesn't count—Molly joins a writer's workshop. Too bad she has just sworn off men, because group leader Zach—novelist, Oscar nominee and Starter Husband of a powerful agency head—is pretty damn handsome. Luckily, she has her loyal friends by her side to help keep her on track: Joan (Judy Davis), who's working part time at the rehab center to help maintain her sobriety, and Rodney (Chris Diamantopoulos), who has been hired to decorate the home of the hottest action star in town. Molly has even made a new friend Liz (Danielle Nicolet), who is married to the Dodgers' highest paid relief pitcher, to keep her real even if Molly's ex Kenny (David Alan Basche) is still learning the ABCs of good parenting while trying to keep his sure-to-bomb passion project afloat. She might not have it all figured out yet, but Molly's not about to give up trying because after all…Wife Goes On. The Emmy, WGA and PGA-nominated writing team of Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott (Runaway Bride) return as executive producers along with Gigi Levangie Grazer, who penned the New York Times bestselling novel on which the miniseries was based.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brielle Barbusca as Jaden Kagen
· Chris Diamantopoulos as Rodney
· Danielle Nicolet as Liz Marsh
· David Alan Basche as Kenny Kagen
· Debra Messing as Molly Kagan
· Hart Bochner as Zach
· Judy Davis as Joan McAllister
CREW INFORMATION:
· Constance M. Burge as CO-EP
· Dan Lerner as CO-EP
· Debra Messing as EP
· Gigi Levangie Grazer as BOOK
· Gigi Levangie Grazer as EP
· Howard J. Morris as CO-EP
· Howard Klein as EP
· Jon Avnet as DIR (Pilot)
· Josann McGibbon as EP
· Josann McGibbon as WRTR (Pilot)
· Lorie Zerweck as CO-PROD
· Molly Madden as EP
· Sara Parriott as EP
· Sara Parriott as WRTR (Pilot)
· Stephanie Davis as EP
· Stephen Sassen as PROD/UPM
· Tod Himmel as PROD
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 3 Arts Entertainment
· McGibbon-Parriott Productions
· Universal Cable Productions