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.

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  1. stevie says:

    will watch him in everything.

  2. Josh says:

    Good cast! Will definitely be checking this out!

  3. Jinjeon says:

    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.

  4. Lana says:

    This show just made the top of my must see list! I’d watch him count blades of grass!

  5. He made a life-long fan of me with The West Wing. I’ll definitely watch.

  6. GoodieGoddess says:

    I agree about watching BW in anything, with one exception: as much as I tried, I could not watch “The Good Guys”.

  7. melliemd says:

    Oh gosh, I will totally watch this. Love him in everything.

  8. erin says:

    If this isn’t successful, can someone please write a script entitled “Josh and Donna” and greenlight it ASAP. Thanks.