His Wives & Daughters just added not only another missus to the mix but also the marriage-minded country star around whom the CMT pilot circles: Revenge alum Gail O’Grady has signed up to play the former; Sons of Anarchy’s Jeff Kober, the latter.
As previously reported, the sudsy proposed hour-long comedy follows the misadventures of womanizing music-biz legend Eddie Ray Banks (Kober) and, as the title suggests, his scheming daughters and wives — among them O’Grady as Donna, the shallow second spouse who stole him from his first, fellow singing sensation Lorna Larson (Jane Seymour).
Though Eddie’s character description notes that he struck pay dirt in the 1970s with a No. 1 album as well as a hit movie and variety show, the big-hearted playboy is as infamous for his tabloid shenanigans as he is famous for his career. As for home-wrecking Donna, with whom Eddie worked on his variety show, she’s described as “vain and materialistic” — and codependent on daughter Carolyn.
Besides Revenge, O’Grady has also starred on NYPD Blue and American Dreams, and recurred on Desperate Housewives. Kober’s other credits include Shameless and The Walking Dead.
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