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"We've actually talked about being called The Silver Girls. The Sparkly Silver Girls!" star Wendie Malick tells "It's about women in their late 40s, late 50s. You don't often see them represented in television, other than as the mother or the ex-wife or the judge or the principal or whatever it is. This is a chance to look at what's going on for women at this age ... who have this huge span of time in front of them and can go, 'What are my options? How can I make my life more meaningful and wonderful? And who are my friends who are going to get me through it?'"

On the new TV Land series (premiering Wednesday at 10/9c) — the network's first venture into scripted programming — Malick's buddies-of-a-certain-age are fellow sitcom veterans Jane Leeves (Frasier) and Valerie Bertinelli (One Day at a Time). Malick (Just Shoot Me) plays soap star Victoria Chase, whose fictional Edge of Tomorrow, was just canceled. Leeves is the cynical Joy Scroggs, eyebrow archer to the stars, and Bertinelli portrays the newly divorced Melanie Moretti.

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