The First Wives Club: Alyson Hannigan, Megan Hilty to Star in TV Land Pilot

The First Wives Club Alyson Hannigan Megan Hilty

Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) and Megan Hilty (Smash) have earned membership in TV Land’s The First Wives Club remake.

The actresses will headline the cable network pilot, written by Rebecca Addelman (New Girl) and executive-produced by Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City), our sister site Deadline reports.

The small screen reboot of the 1996 film, which starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn, is set in modern day San Francisco. Much like the movie, the story follows three friends and former ’90s classmates who reconnect after one of their college pals dies in a freak accident. When they discover that they are all at a romantic crossroads, they band together to tackle divorce, relationships and life’s other annoying challenges.

Hannigan will play Keaton’s role Maggie, an English professor and aspiring poet who is struggling to put excitement back into her flagging marriage. After the death of her friend, she is galvanized to leave her husband and tackle life with a renewed sense of adventure.

Hilty will portray Hawn’s character Kim, a formerly successful actress who has “aged out” of Hollywood. The needy and vulnerable Kim works hard to stay gorgeous, while doing cheesy commercials and holding out for that breakout role. She is a divorcee with an eight-year-old son.

What do you think of the castings? And who should play Bette Midler’s character?

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