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All-star cast joins Debra Messing on The Starter Wife

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 1st 2008 3:10PM
Debra Messing will star in The Starter Wife Debra Messing's Emmy-award winning miniseries The Starter Wife is getting some new cast members. Joining the former Will and Grace star are David Alan Bashe of Lipstick Jungle, Danielle Nicolet of Heartland, Brielle Barbusca of Hope & Faith, and Hart Bochner of Die Hard.

The USA original series follows the post-divorce hi-jinx of Molly Kagan (Messing) as she embarks on a new chapter in her life. USA is bringing back the hit miniseries for ten episodes this fall. Messing is now executive producer as well.

Bashe will play Molly's ex-husband, Kenny Kagen. Nicolet will play Liz Marsh, Molly's new friend and wife a a pro-baseball player. Barbusca will play Jaden, Molly and Kenny's daughter. And Bochner will play Molly's new love interest and writing class teacher. Returning for guest appearances is Joe Mantegna of Criminal Minds who plays Molly's former boyfriend Lou Manahan.

The series will premiere on USA in October. What do you think? Will The Starter Wife work as a full-fledged series?

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Fran

So glad to hear that Joe Mantegna is not gone for good. He is wonderful actor.

August 30 2008 at 3:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MiamiGrammy

I thought this show was great. My friends and I are excited about it returning.

July 02 2008 at 7:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karen

This was such a dreadful show; the kind you watch, like a car wreck, to see how bad it's going to get. That it won an EMMY was gobsmacking.

I hope they got rid of the beach bum boyfriend, because that actor was simply dreadful. Good thing they're bringing in Mantegna, who was the only person worth watching. Nevertheless, I'll take a pass on spending any more time with these people.

July 02 2008 at 9:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Liz Henderson

What? No more Sam?!

July 01 2008 at 5:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe Bua

Someone put the wrong headline on this post.

It said "All-Star Cast."

But certainly it isn't.

Though I will be interested in seeing how Hart Bochner has held up.

July 01 2008 at 5:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BC McKinney

Sind Basche, nicht Bashe.

July 01 2008 at 4:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tim

I particularly liked Peter Jacobson, who played Kenny Kagan in the original mini-series. He was slimy and funny. Too bad they had to change him. Lots of cast changes sometimes spells trouble for shows.

July 01 2008 at 3:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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