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!