Bravo’s first original scripted drama series is coming to the UK.
Lifetime UK has acquired the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce after striking a deal with international distributor NBCUniversal International Television Distribution, TVWise has learned.
Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce follows Abby, a self-help book author and guru of all things family, who shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life has all been a lie. After publicly admitting that she has separated from her husband, Jake, America’s once-favourite girlfriend finds her career and marriage in a free fall. As she starts to navigate life as a single woman in her 40s, Abby turns to her new divorced friends, rather than her married ones, for advice.
Based on Girlfriends’ Guide book series by Vicki Iovine, Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce was developed for television by Marti Noxon and is produced by Universal Cable Productions. The cast is led by Lisa Edelstein and also includes Janeane Garofalo, Beau Garrett, Paul Adelstein, Beau Garrett, Alanna Ubach, Necar Zadegan, Patrick Heusinger, J. August Richards, C. Thomas Howell, Julianna Guill, Michael Weaverand Charles Mesure. The pilot also includes a cameo by Carrie Fisher as Abby’s book editor, Cat.
Girlfriends’ Guide is the latest scripted drama acquisition for Lifetime UK and comes shortly after the channel inked a deal with sister company A+E Studios International for UnREAL, the original drama series produced for the U.S. Lifetime network which, coincidentally, was also created by Buffy The Vampire Slayer scribe Marti Noxon. The first season of Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce will premiere on Lifetime UK on Tuesday September 15th at 9pm.