The First Wives Club, from Paramount Television and executive producers Jenny Bicks and Karen Rosenfelt, was one of two pilots in contention at TV Land. The other — the Alicia Silverstone starrer American Woman, inspired by Kyle Richards and produced by John Wells — was picked up to series earlier this week. Another TV Land pilot based on a movie, Heathers, is now heading into production.
Written by Rebecca Addelman, TV Land’s First Wives Club put a new twist on the Paramount film, which starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn. Set in present-day San Francisco, the single-camera comedy pilot starred Alyson Hannigan, Megan Hilty and Vanessa Lachey as three women – friends and classmates in the ’90s – who reconnect after their close friend from college dies in a freak accident. When they discover that they are all at a romantic crossroads, they band together to tackle divorce, relationships and life’s other annoying challenges.
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