‘Mad Men,’ ‘Smash’ Alums Added to Bravo’s ‘Girlfriends Guide to Divorce’

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Bravo rom-com “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” is amping up its cast for season two, Variety has learned.

“Homeland’s” Maury Sterling has been cast in the recurring role of Jo’s (Alanna Ubach) ex-husband, Frumpkis. He also has a new wife, a southern belle named Charlene (“Smash” alum Megan Hilty). Meanwhile, Aaron Staton (“Mad Men”) will be recurring as JD, a new love interest for one of the show’s many single ladies — we just don’t know which one.

Bravo’s first scripted series, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” follows self-help author Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein). A former picture of perfection, Abby finds herself navigating life as a single woman in her 40s after her seemingly idealistic career and marriage simultaneously implode. In addition to Ubach’s Jo, who is Abby’s best friend from her college days, the cast also includes Paul Adelstein as Abby’s ex-husband, Jake.

The series is created and executive produced by Marti Noxon and hails from Universal Cable Productions (UCP). The first season, which premiered in December, averaged about 800,000 viewers in Nielsen’s “live plus same-day” ratings. By comparison, current Bravo comedy “Odd Mom Out” is averaging about 675,000 same-night viewers. Season two of “Girlfriends'” is currently in production in Vancouver.

Noxon is also co-creator of Lifetime’s “UnREAL,” a scripted series about life behind the scenes of a reality TV show.

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  1. So excited to see Maury Sterling joining the cast! He’s one of the best actors in Hollywood today, I love everything I’ve ever seen him in. Looking forward to this!

  2. Betts Graham says:

    Please, Nicolle Wallace do not return to The View under any circumstances. You are too real for this show. It is in its ‘slow death’ now and get out while you still have your self-respect. I can’t believe Barbara Walters has let this show gone so terribly in all of ONE season. Not only you should leave
    as soon as you can but the ENTIRE panel should be replaced. There is not one member of the panel after you leave deserving to sit on the panel any longer.

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