The cabler’s first original scripted series — which is inspired by the eponymous Vicki Iovine novels and counts Marti Noxon among its exec producers — will bow Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 10/9c, Bravo announced Monday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour.
Girlfriends’ Guide follows Abby, a self-help author who publicly separates from her “perfect” husband (Private Practice‘s Paul Adelstein) and begins navigating life as a single woman. The cast also includes Janeane Garofalo, Beau Garrett (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), Necar Zadegan (Emily Owens M.D.) and guest star Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black).
Among Bravo’s other TCA summer tour announcements:
* Million Dollar Listing has been renewed for Season 4, while the franchise is set to expand with a San Francisco edition.
* Series orders were given to the unscripted Secrets & Wives (which follows a tight-knit, ultra-wealthy group of friends and frenemies) and There Goes the Motherhood (in which parenting expert Jill Spivack counsels a high-end “mommy and me” group in Los Angeles).
* Southern Charm will return for Season 2.