First Wives Club

TV Land Orders First Wives Club Pilot, Based on Feature Film — Cast It!

TV Land will soon be casting three women who A) look great in white and B) can slay a karaoke performance of “You Don’t Own Me.”

The cable network has given a formal pilot order to The First Wives Club, a series based on Paramount Pictures’ 1996 film (which was adapted from Olivia Goldsmith’s bestseller).

The movie centered on three women — played by Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn — who, after reuniting for their college friend’s funeral, make a pact to get back at their ex-husbands.

In TV Land’s contemporary take, which will be set in modern-day San Francisco, the women will band together after their friend dies in a freak accident (as opposed to the film, which found Stockard Channing’s Cynthia taking her own life). When they discover they are all at a romantic crossroads, they join forces to tackle divorce, relationships and life’s other annoying challenges.

Rebecca Addelman (New Girl) will write the script, with Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City) set to executive-produce.

Will you watch a First Wives Club series? And who should star in it? Sound off in the comments with your casting suggestions!

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  1. Nick says:

    Heather Locklear would great in Goldie’s role.

    • ComeOn says:

      That would be ironic as she played the new woman of the hubby whom former wife committed suicide that band the 3 main characters together for revenge.

  2. Roxie says:

    Stana Katic in Goldie’s role.

  3. Joe says:

    Denise Richards

  4. Rob says:

    Heather Locklear as Elise (Goldie Hawn). Not sure about the other two yet but I will research and report back shortly.

  5. Lindsey says:

    Eva La Rue as Annie played by Diane Keaton
    Jodie Fisher as Brenda played by Bette Midler
    Jeri Ryan as Elise played by Goldie Hawn

  6. Falcon says:

    It’s been said a few times already, but they have to be looking at Heather Locklear for the Goldie Hawn part! The casting is too perfect not to be.

    I also would suggest Kathy Najimy for Brenda.

  7. Erin says:

    Cheryl Hines, Rachel Dratch and Janeane Garofalo

  8. cc says:

    Is it weird that I kinda thought of Megan Mullally in Bette Midler’s role?

  9. GCH says:

    LIsa Kudrow in the Goldie part. Marcia Cross in the Diane Keaton part. Queen Latifah in the Bette role.

  10. Rose says:

    Donna Lynne Champlin from Crazy Ex Girlfriend.

  11. Eddie Gert says:

    So tired of all the remakes. Very, very tired.

  12. Personally, I like Sutton Foster for Goldie’s role.

  13. Brent says:

    Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, and Wendie Malick. Maybe they can cast Betty White as a wisecracking senior citizen. Oh…wait a minute…

  14. Agent 86 says:

    Lucy Lawless!

    According to NBC, she’s too old to reprise her role as Xena, so she’d be great in Elise’s role as a washed up actor. Also, she looks amazing in white and surprisingly has an incredible singing voice.

  15. everart says:

    I could also see Vanessa Williams as Elise, she’s been playing the villain for awhile, but she does clueless and vain well :)

  16. gigglebox2 says:

    I loved the movie, but I’ll only watch the series if it’s a multi camera show. I don’t like this single camera trend.

  17. DarkDefender says:

    Vanessa Williams
    Megan Mullally
    Carrie Preston

  18. Monica says:

    Lisa Kudrow in Goldie’s role
    Mega Mulally in Bette’s role
    Wendy Malick in Diane’s role. Perfect cast, 0 chances of cancellation

  19. GCH says:

    My other option would be: Meg Ryan for the Diane Keaton part, Vanessa Williams for the Goldie part, Mare Winningham for the Bette role.

  20. Karen says:

    Would definately watch it !Great idea!

  21. Allie says:

    I would cast:

    As first wives: Lauren Graham, Sara Rue, Aisha Tyler, Retta,

    As ex-husbands: Matthew Fox, Blair Underwood and Matt Dillon

    As new love interests: Nick Zano, Jordan Peele, Seamus Deever, Steve Harvey, etc

  22. tsevca says:

    Focused on the revenge part of divorces, it would be great dramedy. But what they describe sounds like any other storyline of middle aged woman on TV.