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Encyclopedia > The Starter Wife
The Starter Wife
Genre Comedy / Drama
Running time 6:00 hours
Creator(s) Gigi Levangie
Director(s) Jon Avnet
Producer(s) Jon Avnet
Stephanie Davis
Howard Klein
Gigi Levangie
Josann McGibbon
Sara Parriott
Writer(s) Gigi Levangie (novel)
Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott (screenplay)
Starring Debra Messing
Judy Davis
Miranda Otto
Country of origin  United States
Original channel USA Network
Original run May 31, 2007June 28, 2007
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

The Starter Wife is a 2007 USA Network television miniseries. Georgianne Gigi Levangie (born circa 1963) is an American novelist and screenwriter. ... Jonathan Michael Avnet (born November 17, 1949) is an American director/writer/producer. ... Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15, 1968) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, known for portraying Grace Adler in Will & Grace and for appearing in a series of film roles. ... Judy Davis (born 23 April 1955) is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress. ... Miranda Otto (born December 16, 1967) is an Australian Film Institute-nominated and Logie Award-winning Australian actress. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... USA Network is a popular American cable TV network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... USA Network is a popular American cable TV network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ...


Based on the novel of the same name by Gigi Levangie Grazer, its title is derived from the concept of a starter marriage. Filmed over four months in Malibu, the plot focuses on Molly Kagan (Debra Messing) who, after years of marriage to a Hollywood film mogul, is forced to redefine herself and her role in society when he leaves her for a younger woman. Gigi Levangie Grazer (born circa 1963) is an American novelist and screenwriter. ... A starter marriage is a first marriage that lasts five years or less and ends before the couple has children. ... Malibu may refer to: Malibu, California, a 27-mile beiach community in Los Angeles County, California Chevrolet Malibu, an automobile Malibu High School, a secondary public school in Malibu, California Malibu Comics, a comic book publisher Malibu Rum, a coconut-based rum from Barbados Malibu Surfboard, a classic California shape... Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15, 1968) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, known for portraying Grace Adler in Will & Grace and for appearing in a series of film roles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The mini-series premiered with a two-hour presentation on May 31, 2007 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The premiere attracted 5.4 million viewers; 2.8 million of them being adults aged 25-54 (the network's target demographic). May 31 is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... Premiere, from French language première meaning first, generally means a first performance. Premieres for theatrical, musical, and other productions are often extravagant affairs, attracting large numbers of socialites and much media attention. ...


A number of pre-release teaser commercials aired on the USA network and its website. The teasers featured the songs "Golden" by Jill Scott and "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson. The series is available for purchase on iTunes(to American customers only) and should be available for DVD purchase starting September 11, 2007. Jill Scott (born April 4, 1972) is a Grammy Award-winning jazz, rhythm and blues, and neo-soul singer and songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Breakaway is a 2004 song co-written by Avril Lavigne, Bridget Benenate and Matthew Gerrard, produced by John Shanks and recorded by pop rock singer Kelly Clarkson. ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter who has enjoyed success in the pop genres. ... This article is about about the iTunes application. ...

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Characters

Molly Kagan (Debra Messing) is a 41-year-old wife and mother of five-year-old daughter Jaden (Bethany Whitmore). Soon after the characters are introduced, she is abandoned by her husband and is forced to rebuild her life and assert herself within the film community, most of which ignores her after the split. Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15, 1968) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, known for portraying Grace Adler in Will & Grace and for appearing in a series of film roles. ...


Joan McAllister (Judy Davis) is Molly's oldest friend and an alcoholic socialite who lends Molly her beachfront Malibu home when she pretends to jet off to Paris but actually enters a rehab center in Ojai. She later calls upon Molly to impersonate her non-existent sister "Bambi," upon whom she has placed all blame for her failings, when her therapist insists the two confront each other and work out their hostilities. Judy Davis (born 23 April 1955) is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress. ... Malibu may refer to: Malibu, California, a 27-mile beiach community in Los Angeles County, California Chevrolet Malibu, an automobile Malibu High School, a secondary public school in Malibu, California Malibu Comics, a comic book publisher Malibu Rum, a coconut-based rum from Barbados Malibu Surfboard, a classic California shape... This article is about the capital of France. ... Downtown Ojai Ojai (pronounced O-High) is a city located in Ventura County, California. ...


Kenny Kagan (Peter Jacobson) is Molly's soon-to-be ex-husband and President of Production at Durango Pictures. He leaves Molly for a woman half his age and aims to replace the current CEO of the company.


Cricket Stewart (Miranda Otto) is one of Molly's friends whose allegiance to her is tested when her film director husband, a business associate of Kenny, demands she break all ties with her. When she discovers him in a compromising situation with their children's nanny, she orders him to leave the house and reconnects with Molly. Miranda Otto (born December 16, 1967) is an Australian Film Institute-nominated and Logie Award-winning Australian actress. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...


Sam Knight (Stephen Moyer) is a homeless beach bum who saves Molly from drowning. He openly scorns her as superficial but the two eventually become involved in a romantic relationship. It is later revealed he spent five years in prison for involuntary manslaughter after his best friend was killed in a car crash caused by Sam's DUI. Stephen Emery Moyer (born in 1969 in Brentwood, Essex) is an English actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Lou Manahan (Joe Mantegna) is the head of Durango Pictures. He fakes his suicide by drowning, then attends his memorial service disguised as a woman to see how his friends and colleagues react to his death. Joe Mantegna as Detective Will Girardi in Joan of Arcadia Joe Mantegnas character, Fat Tony in The Simpsons Joseph Anthony Mantegna, Jr. ...


Lavender (Anika Noni Rose) is the security guard at the entrance to the gated community where Joan lives. Molly takes her and her grandmother under her wing when they are evicted from their apartment for having a dog. Anika Noni Rose (born September 6, 1972 in Bloomfield, Connecticut) is a Tony Award winning American singer and actress. ...


Rodney (Chris Diamantopoulos), one of Molly's best friends, is a gay interior decorator suffering a financial setback. Chris Diamantopoulos is an actor who portrayed Robin Williams in the made-for-T.V. movie about Mork and Mindy. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... Interior decoration is the art of decorating a room so it looks good, is easy to use, and functions well with the existing architecture. ...


Shoshanna (Trilby Glover) is a young pop music singer who becomes involved with Kenny. It is revealed she was only using him to advance her career and she dumps him when he is fired from his job. For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ...


Nielsen Ratings by episode

Episode # Title Air Date Rating[1] 25–54[2] Viewers Cable Rank[3]
1 & 2 "Premiere" May 31, 2007 3.7 2.8 5.39 #5
3 "Hour 3" June 7, 2007 2.7 ? 3.92 #7
4 "Hour 4" June 14, 2007 2.5 ? 3.55 #9
5 "Hour 5" June 21, 2007 ? ? ? ?
6 "Finale" June 28, 2007 ? ? ? ?

When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... Premiere, from French language première meaning first, generally means a first performance. Premieres for theatrical, musical, and other productions are often extravagant affairs, attracting large numbers of socialites and much media attention. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... A finale is a closing part, act or movement of a dramatic or musical composition, or more generally any event or procedure with a dramatically concluding effect. ... June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

References

  1. ^ TV Ratings ... on Zap2it.
  2. ^ TV Ratings ... on BroadcastingCable.
  3. ^ Week of December 11th-17th/2006 complete ratings.

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