The Starter Wife

2007, TV Show


Exclusive: Becki Newton's Real-Life Husband Joins The Goodwin Games

Chris Diamontopolis

Becki Newton's real-life hubby is heading to her new Fox comedy.

Chris Diamantopoulos has landed a guest-starring role on The Goodwin Games, has learned exclusively.

The series stars Newton, TJ Miller and Scott Foley as three siblings who reconnect following their father's death. He leaves them his vast fortune — but only if they agree to his unusual terms.

True Blood's Janina Gavankar joins Fox sitcom

Diamantopoulos, who has the potential to recur, will play... read more

Exclusive: Krista Allen Joins TNT's Perception

Krista Allen

Former Days of Our Lives star Krista Allen will guest-star on the freshman season of TNT's new drama Perception, has learned exclusively.

TNT renews Southland, green-lights Eric McCormack drama

stars Will & Grace's Eric McCormack as Dr. Daniel Pierce, an eccentric neuroscientist and university professor who helps the FBI solve complex criminal cases.

Allen will play Allison Bannister, a wealthy alumna/widow who is a fan of Pierce's work... read more

USA Network Unveils Upcoming Projects From Kara DioGuardi, Nathan Lane and 11 More

Nathan Lane, Kara DioGuardi

Nathan Lane and Kara DioGuardi are heading to USA Network as part of a programming slate that includes 13 projects, the network announced on Monday.


"After five years as the No. 1 cable network, our development goal must be not only to do great new shows with original voices, but also to push the envelope of audience expectations," Jeff Wachtel, co-president said in a statement.  Co-president Chris McCumber added, "Developed strategically through our brand lens, this diverse roster represents the network's introduction of more provocative, innovative original programming than ever before."

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Watercooler: SVU Ain't Messing Around

Debra Messing, Mariska Hargitay

Thank God Steven Spielberg scored Debra Messing for his musical pilot, Smash, because TV really needs her back.

Last night, the woman we fell in love with on Will & Grace and cheered for The Starter Wife put her comedy chops aside and sank her teeth ...
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USA Divorces Starter Wife

Debra Messing

Poor Molly Kagen. She got dumped by her husband and now her cable network is kicking her to the curb. USA has canceled The Starter Wife due to low ratings, Variety reports.

Based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's bestseller of the same name, Wife, starring Debra Messing, was adapted into a weekly series last year after the six-hour miniseries netted 5 million viewers in 2007. The series, though, only attracted an average of ...
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The Starter Wife and Other Announced Releases

The Starter Wife - Season 1

New releases announced today, January 15:

Freakazoid! - Season 2 will be coming out April 21

Make Room for Daddy - Season 6, Volume 1 will be coming out February 24

Pulling - The Complete 1st Season will be coming out April 28

The Shiralee will be coming out March 10

The Starter Wife - Season 1 will be coming out March 10

Visit for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Mega Buzz on Lost, Battlestar, 24, CSI and More!

Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and James Morrison (24)

"Live" from the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Los Angeles, senior editors Matt Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy answer your questions. Drop us a line at

All I want for Christmas is a spoiler about Juliet from Lost. — Samy
Hmmm. Since we have missed that Yuletide deadline, how about I promise you a present in time for, I dunno, St. Patrick's Day? Because sadly, the lady doc's Season 5 storyline won't really heat up until then. (But once it does, it'll be in a way that makes some fans very happy.)

Give me some Battlestar scoop. I can't wait until Friday! — Tony
MICKEY: I've been sworn to secrecy by my Sci Fi moles, but let's say this: Just because ... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Dec. 12, 2008

Chris Diamantopoulos, David Alan Basche, Debra Messing, Hart Bochner and Eddie Cibrian, The Starter Wife

Starter Wife
10 pm/ET USA
There's nothing like a wedding to make the guests ponder their future. So when Lou's wedding finally rolls around in tonight's season finale, Molly and the gang begin preparing for big changes ahead.

Read on for previews of Greatest Holiday Moments: Songs of the Season Countdown, Family Entertainment Awards, South of Nowhere and 12 Days of Redneck Christmas. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Oct. 24, 2008

Constantine Maroulis and Wayne Brady, Don't Forget the Lyrics

Don't Forget the Lyrics!
9 pm/ET Fox
Fans of American Idol will want to make sure they tune in to tonight's competition, as it features Constantine Maroulis, the rock vocalist who finished sixth on the talent show's fourth season.

Read on for previews of Stargate Atlantis, South of Nowhere, NUMB3RS and Starter Wife. read more

VIDEO: Starter Wife's New Kenny on the Block

David Alan Basche is the new guy in town, so be nice! Not that we need to tell you that after meeting the super-cute and charming new addition to USA's hit show The Starter Wife (Fridays at 10 pm/ET on USA). Basche was cast to replace Peter Jacobson, who played Kenny in the miniseries, (then left to play Taub on House) as Debra Messing's "inattentive, arrogant and self-centered" ex-husband. More on David and his video interview after the jump! read more

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Premiered: May 31, 2007, on USA
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Unexpectedly dumped by her movie-mogul husband of 10 years, Molly Kagen must reassess her life and her friends when she finds herself on the outside of the elite circles she once commanded.



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