Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Messing returns to television this summer..

The Starter Wife is making its way back to primetime. The USA Network has confirmed it will make the successful mini series, based on the novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer, into a weekly series. The network explained that it was not only the ratings success and bounty of Emmy nominations that made them decide to bring the program back to life in the form of a weekly series, but it was also the creativity coming from the crew. As long as the WGA strike does not occur, production will begin in March and the 10 hour long episodes will begin to air right in time for summer.

Debra Messing, who played the title character of Molly Kagan, a divorcee trying to find her footing in the ever tedious world of Hollywood, will reprise her role, as well as produce. No word yet on what other members of the cast will be joining her or how they will flesh out the story lines. With USA Network’s recent programming additions, it seems the cable channel is looking to broaden their core audience and male centered programming to bring in the always loyal 25 – 55 year old female demographic.