The Starter Wife

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The Starter Wife

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The Starter Wife, based on the best-selling novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer, chronicles the events of one woman's life following her divorce after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio executive. Debra Messing (Will & Grace, Ned and Stacy) stars in the six-hour mini-series. Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon (Runaway Bride, 3 Men and a Little Lady) wrote the screenplay, and the Emmy-nominated Jon Avnet (Uprising, The Burning Bed, Fried Green Tomatoes) has directed and produced the event. The premiere is a two-hour event, followed by four weekly hour-long episodes.
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  • About this miniseries

    10
    This had wonderful acting for Judy Davis in this mini-series not the tv series.
  • WoW is what I have to say! It's a great mini-series, better than other series, that actually feels as if it isn't actresses and actors acting. It combines laughter with Hollywood! Fabulos!moreless

    10
    Wow is what I have to say! It's a great mini- series, that is actually bbetter than other series. Their actors and actresses are great on the show! They make the series feel as if it is happening right before your eyes. It combines laughter and joy with the Hollywood lifestyle! It would be one of the Top Ten shows if it had a regular season. Last season was outrageous, and had a happy ending; but I was sad that it h ad to end after only a couple shows. But I'm glad that it is back! It's definetly a show to watch! And a fabulos one!moreless
  • The starter wife was great, A mini seris I loved.

    10
    First time I previewed the starter wife I caught the last few minutes on television by accident one night. Those last few minutes really caught my attention, I couldn't turn my eyes away. I recently rented The starter wife on dvd at a local video rental store just so I could watch it from the beginning. It was intense I couldn't wait to see what happened next and I hated when it had ended. Although I have not seen the complete six hours as of yet I am totally in love with this mini seris. It has to be one of the best shows in years. I am looking forward to see the rest of this seris and I am finding it hard not to think about it as I speak. So if you have yet to see this show please rent it and watch it. I promise you will love it and not regret it.moreless
  • i loved the whole thing, couldnt wait to see the next and the next. i was sad when it was over, glad for her, but sad for us, they all did a great jobmoreless

    10
    debra did a good job i loved how the friendships were not perfect just like real life, they all had problems not some relationships had even grown greater and stronger, i love how it started but ended so quickly, i was waiting for it to keep going and i was sad to see it end. i also loved that you dont need a man to grow, she needed to be on her own and that is the way life goes for some people, so it wasnt sappy. it was a real good chick mini series. i cant wait to real the book now.moreless
  • Great premise, but it's falling back on too many "Lifetime" themes

    7.8
    I think Debra Messing is a great comedic actress. That said, here comes the shredding. Well, I'm not really a fan of the somewhat feminist slant the show is taking. For instance, in one of the recent ep's she goes off into a rant in mediation for her divorce about how she's going to get back on her feet and move on w/out her hubby. It was a little over the top. And that guy that lives in the woods, he has about as much charisma as a stump of wood. I am almost hoping that he gets eaten be one of the animals from the woods he lives in. Simply put, the themes on this show: woman overcoming, friendship, romance after heartbreak, all need to be dialed down a bit. It's got a lot of potential-but it's coming off too much like an extended version of a Lifetime movie of the week.moreless
  • THIS WEEK, ENJOY A LIST OF DVD RELEASES SURE TO TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE. LAUGH IT OUT WITH SOUTH PARK: THE COMPLETE TWELFTH SEASON, THE STARTER WIFE: SEASON ONE, AND CAROLINE IN THE CITY: THE SECOND SEASON. PREPARE TO BE CRYING TEARS OF JOY.

    March 10th, 2009 DVD Releases

  • USA NETWORK CANCELS DEBRA MESSING'S SHOW AFTER RATINGS SLIDE; DRAMA STARTED AS MINISERIES, MORPHED INTO SERIES.

    Starter Wife reaches finish line

    When USA Network commissioned a miniseries for The Starter Wife in 2007, the ratings and critical acclaim came pouring in. Thinking it had a bona fide hit on its hands, USA opted to turn the show into a regular…

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    Drama

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    single life, Love & Romance, buddies and gal pals, suburban life, getting over your ex