If you’re anything like me, you’re anxiously awaiting Bravo’s first foray into the scripted TV world! Bravo is constantly trying new things to stay at the forefront of pop culture and engage with viewers and I’m totally on the edge of my seat in anticipation of what could be a huge sea change for our favorite network. They’ve been talking about scripted series for years and now we are finally about to see what Bravo has been cooking up for us. I’m sure they wanted to take their time to make sure and get this first project just right. After all, you only get one chance at a first impression!
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce will premiere Tuesday, December 2 @ 10/9c!
We’ve also got a few updates about the new series’ cast:
Laverne Cox (“Orange is the New Black”) has been tapped to guest star! Cox will play Adele Northrop, a Pulitzer-Prize winning war journalist and LGBT activist who presents an award at a marriage equality gala.
A critically acclaimed actress, producer, speaker and advocate, Laverne Cox can currently be seen in “Orange is The New Black” in the ground breaking role of Sophia Burset, an incarcerated African American, transgender woman. Cox has accomplished many firsts as a trans woman of color, from playing a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show, to producing and starring in her own television show to appearing on an American reality show. Her work as an actress and advocate landed her many accolades including the cover of TIME Magazine, multiple GLAAD Awards, the Dorian Rising Star Award, among others. This fall Laverne will executive produce and host “Trans Teen: The Documentary” and is also working on a documentary titled “Free CeCe.” She is a renowned speaker and has taken her empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically all over the country. Her powerful voice and moving story landed her a book deal with Harlequin. In 2013, she won Best Supporting Actress at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival for her work in the critically acclaimed film “Musical Chairs.” Cox’s other television credits include “TRANSForm Me,” “Law and Order,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Bored to Death,” “I Wanna Work for Diddy” and the independent films “Carla” and “The Exhibitionists.”
Bernadette Peters will also guest star! Peters will play Lyla’s mother Annie, who comes to town to help her with the kids.
One of Broadway’s most critically acclaimed performers, Bernadette Peters has won numerous accolades including three Tony Awards, a Golden Globe, two Grammy Awards, three Emmy nominations and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Peters is particularly noted for her starring roles in Broadway musicals, including “Follies,” “A Little Night Music,” “Song and Dance,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Into the Woods,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Gypsy,” among many others. She has appeared on the following television series “Smash,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ugly Betty,” “Living Proof” and has lit up the silver screen in films including “Pennies From Heaven,” “The Jerk,” “The Longest Yard,” “Silent Movie Annie,” “Pink Cadillac,” “Slaves of New York,” “Alice,” “Impromptu,” “It Runs in the Family” and “Coming Up Roses.” In addition to numerous Original Broadway Cast recordings, she has recorded six solo albums; including the Grammy nominated “Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein,” “Sondheim, Etc: Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall” and “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight.” Peters devotes her time and talents to numerous events that benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Her “pet project” Broadway Barks, co-founded with Mary Tyler Moore, is an annual, star-studded dog and cat adoption event that benefits shelter animals throughout the New York City area. She has also written two children’s books “Broadway Barks,” a New York Times bestseller and “Stella is a Star,” which feature original songs written and performed by Peters. Her third children’s book, for Blue Apple Books, will be published in Spring 2015. All of her proceeds from the sales of her books benefit Broadway Barks.
Alanna Ubach (“Meet the Fockers”) joins the regular cast as Jo, a blunt, brassy New Yorker and Abby’s best friend from college who comes to LA to help Abby (Lisa Edelstein, “House”) through her divorce. In addition, Matthew Glave (“Growing Up Fisher”) and Virginia Williams (“Fairly Legal”) will recur as Gordon and Courtney Beech, a high-profile fashion couple currently going through a divorce handled by Delia (Necar Zadegan, “Emily Owens, MD”).
Ubach made her mark in the industry playing the family housekeeper in “Meet the Fockers” and a sorority sister in “Legally Blonde.” Over the years, she has played and voiced numerous characters. Most recently, Ubach starred in “See Dad Run” and can also be seen in the upcoming series “Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight.” Her additional television credits include “Hung,” “Men of a Certain Age,” “Californication” and “Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” An indie film darling, she has starred in films “Being Us,” “Denise Calls Up,” “Freeway,” “Clockwatchers” and “Johns.” Ubach also wrote and starred in the one-woman Off-Broadway show “Patriotic Bitch.”
Glave has appeared in numerous roles across television, film and the stage. Most recently, he played a recurring role in “Growing Up Fisher.” His additional television credits include “Mad Men,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Shameless,” “Perception,” “Suits,” “Revenge,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Life on a Stick,” “Army Wives,” and “ER,” among many others. On the silver screen, Glave can be seen in “Argo,” “Get Smart,” “House Broken,” “The Wedding Singer” and “Rock Star.”
Williams has appeared in over 30 television series but is best known for her roles on “Fairly Legal,” “Monarch Cove,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “Strangers with Candy.” Most recently, she recurred on “Bad Teacher” and “Drop Dead Diva” and has held leading roles in TV Movies “Reading Writing & Romance,” “Revenge of the Bridesmaids” and “Honeymoon with Mom.” Williams can next be seen in the thriller “The Culling.” She began her career while in high school, starring for two years on the soap operas “One Life to Live” and “As the World Turns.”