via press release:
BRAVO MEDIA PREMIERES SEASON TWO OF SCRIPTED SERIES “GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE” ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 AT 10PM ET/PT
Guest Stars This Season Include Carrie Fisher, Retta, Megan Hilty, Mark Valley, Lesley Ann Warren, Barry Bostwick and Maury Sterling
NEW YORK – September 29, 2015 – Bravo Media’s first original scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce,” from Universal Cable Productions (UCP), returns for a sophomore season on Tuesday, December 1st at 10pm ET/PT. Created and executive produced by Marti Noxon, the series follows self-help writer Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein) as she navigates being single once again in her 40s. This season, as a new chapter in Abby’s professional life seems promising, her personal life remains chaotic and all-consuming as her adventures in dating become even more unpredictable.
When she becomes ‘the face of divorce’ for chic lifestyle website SheShe, Abby is once again forced to live a lie hiding her complicated relationship with estranged husband Jake (Paul Adelstein). But as Abby finds success preaching the pros of divorce to her readers and portraying a fabulous single life on social media, she is torn over whether her marriage is worth saving or if she should chart her own course. Throughout Abby’s ups and downs, the one constant in life remains her incredible girlfriends. While Delia (Necar Zadegan) grapples with following the rigid traditions of getting married, Phoebe (Beau Garrett) tries to leave her demons in the past as she looks to find her true self and Jo (Alanna Ubach) deals with her ex-husband and his new wife encroaching on her new LA life.
Joining the cast this season is Retta (“Parks and Recreation”) playing Barbara, a rival editor at SheShe who is less than thrilled with Abby’s optimistic approach to divorce, Megan Hilty (“Smash”) as Charlene, a southern belle who is married to Jo’s ex-husband Frumpkis, played by Maury Sterling, and Mark Valley as confident and charming TV personality Dr. Harris, who pursues Abby. Carrie Fisher returns as Abby’s book agent Cat. Barry Bostwick and Lesley Ann Warren guest star as Abby’s parents George and Dina.
“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” maintained strong momentum throughout its run growing 11 percent among P18-49 and 9 percent among P25-54 from the first half to the second half of the season. The series averaged 829,000 P25-54 and 749,000 P18-49, up 14 percent and 8 percent respectively versus the average freshman scripted series on cable. Rated #1 amongst upscale viewers, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” was Bravo’s second most-watched freshman series to launch in 2014 (P2+).
For more information on the show, please visit: Bravotv.com/girlfriends-guide-to-divorce.
In addition, fans can check out the official Facebook page Facebook.com/GirlfriendsGuidetoDivorce and join the conversation on Twitter @BravoTV and @BravoGG2D using the hashtag #GG2D.
“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” is produced by Universal Cable Productions (UCP) with Marti Noxon, Vicki Iovine, Meryl Poster, Robert Duncan McNeill and Carol Barbee serving as Executive Producers.
*Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live+3 data. Bravo freshman series excluding Housewives spin-off series (RHOA:Kandi’s Wedding and Manzo’d with Children) among total viewers. Scripted cable series weighted average (excluding GGTD); 12/30/13-6/28/15, 7P-2A; averages for regular programs include only non-special/non-repeat telecasts; included scripted cable mini-series averages include only first-time (non-repeat) airings. upscale stat: L7; P18-49 w/ HH Income = $125,000+ Projections (000); includes only regular season premiere episodes exclusively of programs that debuted in 2014.
About Bravo Media:
Bravo Media is the premiere lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives the cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content that focuses on the network’s passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital and pop culture. The network’s diversified slate includes Bravo’s first scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” scripted comedy “Odd Mom Out,” and unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Thicker Than Water” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises as well as the only live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live.” Available in 92 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.
About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. UCP’s content library spans classics such as Emmy-award winning, “Monk,” and critic and fan favorites “Psych,” “Battlestar Galactica,” and “Warehouse 13.” In the U.S., UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks, including: “Colony” (2016), “Dig,” “Mr. Robot,” “Playing House,” “Royal Pains,” “Satisfaction” and “Suits” on USA Network; “12 Monkeys,” “Childhood’s End” (2015), “Defiance,” “Dominion,” “Hunters” (2016), “Killjoys,” and “Magicians” (2016) on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” on Bravo; “The Royals,” on E!; “Difficult People” on Hulu; “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray; and “Side Effects” on Awesomeness TV/YouTube. Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.