For the women of GCB, the most important book is obviously the Bible. But for many real Southern women, both past and present, there's also the testament of Scarlett O'Hara.
"I feel like if you're a girl in the South, you know Gone with the Wind better than anything," Leslie Bibb, who plays GCB's Amanda, tells TVGuide.com. "Scarlett O'Hara is such a quintessential Southern woman." So it only makes sense that when Carlene (Kristin Chenoweth) and Ripp (David James Elliott) decide to renew their vows on the first of two new GCB episodes airing Sunday (9/8c on ABC), they'll go with Gone with the Wind-themed nuptials for...
With Desperate Housewives leaving the airwaves in a few short months, ABC may be looking to see which show can fill the sexy, soapy high heels of the women of Wisteria Lane.
Enter GCB, the network's new drama, which follows a desperate (ex-)housewife — spurned former mean girl Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb) — who returns to Dallas after her cheating husband leaves her high and dry. But her hometown isn't exactly welcoming. Rather, Amanda encounters a group of back-stabbing, manipulative women (including Kristin Chenoweth's Carlene Cockburn ) who want to bring Amanda down.
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Despite the catty similarities, the GCB cast is quick to point out that Dallas isn't the new Fairview. "It's not as broad a comedy," David James Elliott tells TVGuide.com, calling the show a mix of...
About as subtle as a Texas tornado, GCB storms onto ABC with hopes of delivering Sunday-best ratings. While Desperate Housewives limps into the sunset, this gaudy, bawdy send-up of gossipy Dallas church divas has a brash, giddy energy reminiscent of happier times on Wisteria Lane.
ABC has given series orders to dramas Charlie's Angels, Good Christian Belles, Pan Am, Revenge, The River, Once Upon a Time and Shonda Rhimes' Scandal, as well as comedies starring Tim Allen, James Van Der Beek and Chris Moynihan. The network also canceled Brothers & Sisters, Mr. Sunshine, Detroit 187, Off the Map, No Ordinary Family and struggling alien-invasion drama V.
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Considered an early lock at the network, Charlie's Angels (which TVGuide.com had spotlighted as one of its 11 Promising Pilots) is a Miami-set remake of the 1970s series starring...
Sela Ward recalls being completely out of her element when she joined the cast of CSI: NY.
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"I had come from all those relationship shows, where I knew everything about love and breaking up and raising children. And I had to learn really fast about murder and bludgeoning and dismembering and gunshots and all this bloody gore," Ward tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "So it was really trial by fire. The first couple weeks... I didn't know what planet I had dropped onto, but now I am just loving it. I'm having a blast."
Even though the two-time Emmy winner has learned the language of a network procedural, she says she still yearns to do character work. This Friday's episode (9/8c on CBS) offers up both when Jo's adopted daughter, Ellie (Syndey Park), is a witness to the murder of the week...