Exclusive: Bradley Whitford Marries Into Trophy Wife, Cast as Male Lead in ABC Comedy Pilot

Bradley Whitford Trophy WifeWest Wing alum Bradley Whitford is getting hitched to the ABC comedy pilot Trophy Wife, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The Emmy-winning actor will star opposite Malin Akerman in the single-camera project, which centers on a reformed party girl (Akerman) who finds herself in an insta-family when she falls in love with a man (Whitford) with three manipulative kids and two judgmental ex-wives.

Feature writers Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins penned the script and will serve as EPS alongside Office scribes Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky.

Whitford recently booked an arc on the third season of Showtime’s Shameless, playing a sophisticated gay man who spends most of his time as a political activist.



Comments (11)

  • will watch him in everything.

    Comment by stevie – October 28, 2012 12:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good cast! Will definitely be checking this out!

    Comment by Josh – October 28, 2012 12:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great choice! As for the two ex-wives I’d love to see either Rosanna Arquette, Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah or Gina Gershon being cast.

    Comment by Jinjeon – October 28, 2012 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show just made the top of my must see list! I’d watch him count blades of grass!

    Comment by Lana – October 28, 2012 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He made a life-long fan of me with The West Wing. I’ll definitely watch.

    Comment by Mikaylah Roggasch – October 28, 2012 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love him!

    Comment by Tj – October 28, 2012 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree about watching BW in anything, with one exception: as much as I tried, I could not watch “The Good Guys”.

    Comment by GoodieGoddess – October 28, 2012 04:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh gosh, I will totally watch this. Love him in everything.

    Comment by melliemd – October 29, 2012 01:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If this isn’t successful, can someone please write a script entitled “Josh and Donna” and greenlight it ASAP. Thanks.

    Comment by erin – October 29, 2012 07:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Okay, let’s skip Trophy Wife and go straight to this…!

      Comment by wooster182 – October 29, 2012 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • How about “Josh and Donna with appearances by CJ and Toby” ?? :)

        Comment by erin – October 29, 2012 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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