Christina Hendricks Good Girls

Mad Men's Christina Hendricks to Star In NBC's Good Girls Drama Opposite Retta and Mae Whitman

Behind every Mad Man is a Good Girl — or something like that (you’ll see where I’m going with this in a moment).

Christina Hendricks, aka Mad Men‘s inimitable Joan Harris, has signed on to star opposite Parks and Recreation‘s Retta and Parenthood‘s Mae Whitman in NBC’s midseason drama Good Girls. She replaces Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes), who exited the project shortly after it was ordered to series. 

Described as Thelma & Louise meets Breaking Bad, Good Girls — from former Scandal EP Jenna Bans — centers on three suburban moms who decide it’s time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local supermarket with a toy gun. When the manager catches a glimpse of one of them and the loot is far more than they expected, it doesn’t take long for the three best friends to realize the perfect getaway will be harder than they think.

Hendricks takes over the role of Beth, the older sister of Whitman’s character and the ringleader of the group, a frazzled mother who’s beginning to realize she got the short end of the stick when her husband Dean (Matthew Lillard) has an affair. Dispirited, angry and fed up with her life, Beth struggles with guilt and fear in the aftermath of the robbery, but ultimately discovers a new, fierce side to herself, becoming a powerful force to be reckoned with.

Since wrapping up Mad Men two years ago, Hendricks has appeared on SundanceTV’s Hap and Leonard and Comedy Central’s Another Period.

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12 Comments
  1. “How to Beat the High Cost of Living”-esque.

  2. Mark says:

    This premise is pretty hard to believe.

    Matthew Lillard cheating on Christina Hendricks? Ridiculous.

  3. Guy says:

    Well now I have to watch this. I miss Joan.

  4. N says:

    Please be good please be good🙏🙏🙏🙏

  5. GB says:

    I hope this ends up being good. With this cast, there’s so much potential to work with. I guess it may depend on their group chemistry, but Christina/Mae/Retta are all amazing individually so I have high hope for this.

  6. deepizzaguy says:

    I remember Christina as the voice of Lois Lane in the cartoon movie “All Star Superman.”

  7. psicomenace says:

    She is so freaking gorgeous, I really envy her husband.

  8. Jamie says:

    Holy crap, I really love this cast so far. Please let this be good.

  9. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting for the show. Happy Christina will be making her return to TV! I can’t wait to see her on the show next year!