Lisa Edelstein–best known for her role on House–will star in a new series on Bravo. This will mark the first time the network has produced a scripted series. Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce will star Edelstein as a 40-something self-help book author who is trying to hide the fact from her readers that she is separated from her husband. The series aims to depict a new look at women recreating themselves after getting divorced–all with the help of their girlfriends.
The Bravo series will follow Lisa Edelstein–who plays the role of Abby–as she learns to take advice from her divorced girlfriends instead of her married ones. It will follow Abby as she navigates her single life in L.A.
Frances Berwick is the president of Bravo and Oxygen Media. She says Lisa Edelstein “owns the role” of Abby.
In addition to Lisa Edelstein, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce will also star Janeane Garofalo. She will play the role of a divorced entertainment lawyer. Beau Garrett plays a recent divorcee and a former model. Paul Adelstein appears in the pilot as Abby’s husband.
Edelstein tweeted her excitement recently about signing on the dotted line for Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.
— Lisa Edelstein (@LisaEdelstein) February 20, 2014
This news will likely raise many antennae on House fans who loved Edelstein in her role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy. They should sit on their enthusiasm for a little while yet, however, as Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce isn’t set to premiere until some time in 2015. Bravo has signed on for 13 hour long episodes thus far, so it is definitely a done deal.
Now if only the powers that be could arrange for House star Hugh Laurie to guest star on Lisa Edelstein’s new show, then fans would be dancing in the streets. It’s probably not likely that this will happen, however, as he is off making music and has given his acting life a rest. Nonetheless Edelstein’s fans can count the months until she makes her new TV series debut.
Will it be worth the wait?
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