While I was working with Disney last week, I spent some time with ABC, there we watched two episodes of The Trophy Wife. We watched the wedding part 1 and part 2 and part 2 aired tonight on ABC.
Twenty-something Kate is redefining what it means to be a trophy wife. She is in over her head when she finds herself with an insta-family after falling in love with Pete, a man with three kids and two ex-wives.
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I had never seen Trophy Wife before and I actually had it confused with another show on A&E or Bravo or something about a senator with a trophy wife and was disgusted. I didn’t want to watch this one because I thought it was that one; but after seeing how completely wrong I was, ABC’s Trophy Wife might actually make it into my list.
Starring: Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden, Ryan Scott Lee, Natalie Morales, Albert Tsai, Michaela Watkins, Bradley Whitford, Bailee Madison
In the Wedding episode Pete agrees to marry Kate and Kate finds out that her visa was never filed and she’s under risk of being deported all while trying to plan out her dream wedding.
The Executive Producers Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern
Q: How did you come up with the idea for Trophy Wife?
Sarah Haskins: We’re the creators, so we came up with the idea together. It’s very loosely based on my life. I married an older man who’d been married a few times before and has children from those different marriages. Kind of like Malin Akerman’s character, without rocking the short shorts. It’s a situation that while unique and highly specific, is also very universal. People have dealt with divorce and co-parenting. It’s very common and we thought has a place on TV.
Q: What’s next for Trophy Wife?
Sarah: Hopefully season 2!
Emily: We just finished editing our season finale and our fate is in ABC’s hands. But we hope we get to come back to do some more.
Sarah: Yeah, and appropriately, our season finale is a Mother’s Day episode. It helps wrap up Kate’s arc all season of “Am I a mom in this family’s eyes or am I just a trophy wife?”
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Photo Credit: (ABC/Bob D’Amico)