Scoop: TROPHY WIFE on ABC - Today, September 24, 2013
The third time's the charm, they say, and reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman) is hoping that's true when she becomes the third wife of a slightly older man, Pete (Bradley Whitford). They fell into each others' arms (literally) at a karaoke bar, and flash forward a year later, Kate finds herself with an instafamily complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. But Kate is determined to make this work and become a part of the family no matter what, in "Trophy Wife," premiering TONIGHT, SEPTEMBER 24 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
In "Pilot," Kate feels she's still proving herself to Pete's ex-wives and the kids, so she offers to handle a parent-teacher meeting at Warren's (Ryan Scott Lee) school. Unfortunately she finds Warren's mom, Diane (Marcia Gay Harden), there as well, and things just spiral out of control when a vodka incident leaves Kate in a compromising position and another child locks himself inside a car. It all comes hilariously to a head back at home - just another day in the life of this new, big, blended family.
"Trophy Wife" stars Malin Akerman ("27 Dresses") as Kate, Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing") as Pete, Michaela Watkins ("Saturday Night Live") as Jackie, Natalie Morales ("Parks and Recreation") as Meg, Ryan Scott Lee ("Super 8") as Warren, Gianna LePera as Hillary, Albert Tsai ("How I Met Your Mother") as Bert and Marcia Gay Harden ("Into the Wild," "Damages") as Diane.
Guest cast in "Pilot" includes Phyllis Smith as Mrs. Steinberg, Alisha Boe as Chelsea Trassen, Raymond Lee as pet store clerk, Murray Gershenz as elderly man, Zachary Mitchell as Charley, Will Weldon as graduate 1, Karan Soni as graduate 2 and Jona Xiao as graduate 3.
"Pilot" was written by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins, and directed by Jason Moore.
The series was created by Sarah Haskins & Emily Halpern and is loosely based on Haskins' real life. They serve as executive producers alongside Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky ("The Office"). Malin Akerman is producer. "Trophy Wife" is produced by ABC Studios. It airs in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's HDTV format, with 5.1 sound. This program carries a TV-PG,D,L parental guideline.