House Vet Lisa Edelstein to Headline Bravo's Marti Noxon-Produced Divorce Pilot

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castle-lisa-edelsteinIt’s a marriage made in TV heaven.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer vet Marti Noxon has recruited House MVP Lisa Edelstein to star in her new Bravo pilot, The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, TVLine has confirmed.

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As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the hour-long dramedy (based on Vicki Iovine’s book series) follows a newly separated self-help author (Edelstein) navigating her life as a single woman in her 40s in Los Angeles.

Noxon will pen the script and serve as an EP.

The news comes as Edelstein is set to begin an arc on ABC’s Castle. Her other post-House credits include stints on The Good Wife, Elementary, House of Lies and Scandal.



Comments (29)

  • Color me cautiously optimistic. Marti was overkill on Buffy, but this might just be the show for her. And Lisa Edelstein is always a treat.

    Comment by Heather Nadelman – September 13, 2013 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finally! Dramady is perfect for her too! Bring it on!

    Comment by D – September 13, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love this. Bravo is casting the best actresses lately. Edelstein is probably the best choice for the role.

    Comment by Navel – September 13, 2013 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGG YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!

    Comment by lucy – September 13, 2013 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • best. news. ever.

    Comment by bruna cora – September 13, 2013 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • jesus christ how this woman hadn’t gotten a lead before is a mystery to me! she’s an amazing actress

    Comment by John – September 13, 2013 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hallelujah, praise whatever higher power made this happen, it’s been far too long without her as a series regular on something, and finally, she’s the LEAD character. Good for her, she deserves it and much more.

    Comment by Sydney – September 13, 2013 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bravo’s doing scripted television?! I thought they were contractually obligated to only show crappy “reality” shows. :)

    Comment by lariet50 – September 13, 2013 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Interesting. Does it mean that Bravo finally decided to return from the reality TV overload to its fine arts and film roots? If so, Ms. Edelstein might be the best choice to ease the transition. She’s got both personality and talent.

    Comment by Intrigued – September 13, 2013 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ugh.

    Comment by Pepper – September 13, 2013 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m good with all expect the character being a self-help author. Just something not juicy enough about that for me.

    Comment by TL – September 13, 2013 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Congratulations Lisa, i know you’ll do an amazing job! :)

    Comment by Christine – September 13, 2013 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Congratulations to Lisa. She’s got the talent and smarts to lead this into a success which she totally deserves. The show seems amazing and I look forward to it.

    Comment by Corey – September 13, 2013 04:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I miss the old “artsy” Bravo, and Lisa Edelstein is a fantastic actress. Hope it all works out.

    Comment by Old Timer – September 13, 2013 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • awesome news!!!!!! this is fantastic! can’t wait to get more info :D wishing all the best to lisa :D

    Comment by Melly – September 13, 2013 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Stunning actress

    Comment by Erin – September 13, 2013 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I cannot wait to see this! Congrats to Lisa E!

    Comment by MandT – September 13, 2013 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes, we are soooooooo in cloud 9 because of this so wonderful news…Lisa Edelstein deserves this and us, too… So worth the wait… #WeSupportLisaE :)

    Comment by (@lenasti16) – September 13, 2013 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Saweeeet!

    Comment by Kendra – September 13, 2013 07:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Marti Noxon and Lisa Edelstein. Two reasons to give this show a skip.

    Comment by nikki – September 13, 2013 09:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Two reasons to watch!

      Comment by Liz – September 14, 2013 03:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Marti Noxon and Lisa Edelstein? Sold.

    Comment by Steven – September 14, 2013 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can Hugh Laurie guest star, please? Lisa and Hugh have amazing chemistry together.

    Comment by maggie – September 14, 2013 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Do you mean the middle-aged white bald dude with the annoying voice? Ugh, no thanks!

      Comment by l – September 15, 2013 08:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well…good luck!
    Because with a title & synopsis as “cheesy” & predictable (a bit ) like that…I’m not sure that will keep me entertain for an entire season….
    Plus, really hope she will have a good interesting/strong & talented supporting cast behind her (1or 2 or literally everyone- can steal her “spotlight” ) to make sure this show will survive past the pilot episode and even the entire season….

    Comment by Jules – September 15, 2013 06:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gotta agree with Jules. The premise does sound cheesy.Bravo does reality TV really well. This just sounds like an attempt for Bravo to do scripted TV-and it probably won’t work.

    Comment by kay – September 15, 2013 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The era of candid reality television is arguably coming to an end. If Universal want to get ahead in the game, they need to be ready. Before NBCU bought it in early 2000s, Bravo was an elitist channel dedicated to preforming arts and independent movies, very PBS-ish in style. There is no straightforward transition from the Real Housewives to Masterpiece Theater, so Girlfriend’s Guide (and Lisa Edelstein, adored by brainy women and gays) may be exactly what they need. Mind you, they passed on a very strong drama pilot Rita with Anna Gunn that is now being shopped to other networks. We’ll see.

      Comment by no more reality – September 15, 2013 10:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’s filming a pilot about life in LA up here in Vancouver?!
    Lol. I met her today and she was cool.

    Comment by Dermot Lane – October 21, 2013 06:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to this but I’m skeptical if it can be pulled off. This has beend one before except the lead character wasn’t newly separated. But here we have the lead character and three friends (Sex and the CIty anyone?). They’re all in their forties, all with relationship issues. Surprise? No. Saddened this was the best they could give her? God Yes.

    Lisa Edelstein is incredibly talented but this is too cheesy even for her. I’ve read comments online that people who like her are worried this is going to be just a one-hour show that has Lisa’s newly separated character sleeping around at night and then discussing the pros and cons of each bed partner at lunch the next day with her friends. God I hope not. She’s better than this. They call it a dramedy. And it’s one-hour long. That’s thirty minutes too long for this kind of story.

    It’s my thought this will tank either during the pilot airing or, if they get more eps, shortly thereafter. Lisa Edelstein is great at comedy, she’s great in drama but this premise is cheesy and not worthy of her talent. Give us something we can sink our teeth into that is remotely interesting. Honestly, Lisa Edelstein shines in her guest roles and I’d hoped that her first show as a lead would be something we could all salivate over. Frankly, a one-hour dramedy about her being recently separated and whining about it with her friends, hopping into the sack with as many guys as she can, and whining about her soon-to-be ex and oh yeah, it all taking place in (surprise!) Los Angeles, doesn’t sound like something that would interest me or most of my fortysomething friends.

    Maybe we’re spoiled because Lisa Edelstein shined on House. She was the foil to Hugh Laurie’s character and the way they played off each other…no role they ever give her will be as amazing as that one. Lisa needs an excellent partner to play off of and there’s just nobody else like Hugh Laurie to do that.

    Because I like her so much, I want this to succeed but it’s because I like her so much I think Hollywood could do better for her!

    Comment by Lyn – November 9, 2013 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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