TV Land Passes On ‘The First Wives Club’ Pilot, May Develop New Take On Movie

EXCLUSIVE: TV Land has passed on comedy pilot The First Wives Club, a reboot of the 1996 feature. The project may be redeveloped.

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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