‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ is an American comedy-drama based on the ‘Girlfriends’ Guides’ book series by Vicki Iovine. It airs on Bravo and first premiered on December 2, 2014. It has been created for television by Marti Nixon who is known for works like ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘ and ‘Sharp Objects‘. Over the seasons the show has also come to be known as ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Freedom’, ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Bossing Up’ and ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Ever After’.
The series revolves around Abby McCarthy, a self-help author, who finds solace in her new friends and adventures with them as she is facing an impending divorce. The show has received positive reviews throughout its run and has been the best performer for the Bravo network for the last two seasons. Critics have also praised the show, saying it is “smartly acted, crisply written and willing to address all manner of issues — marriage, betrayal, family economics, friendship, even the pitfalls of public domesticity — in gratifyingly complex ways.”
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce’ is led by Lisa Edelstein, who you might recognize from ‘The Good Doctor‘ and ‘The Kominsky Method‘. She plays the role of Abby McCarthy, who is a self-help book author in her early 40s living in Los Angeles. Her co-star from the ‘The Good Doctor’ Beau Garrett, whose other notable appearances include ‘Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior‘ and Terence Malick’s ‘Knight of Cups‘, appears as Phoebe Conte, a recent divorcee and a former model.
Alanna Ubach, known for ‘Legally Blonde‘, stars as Jo Hernandez-Frumpkis, Abby’s best friend who moves to LA to support her and is also separated after having found out that her husband had another family. Janeane Garofalo plays Lyla Straley, Abby’s friend who is also an entertainment lawyer and happens to be a divorcee.
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Plot: What is it about?
‘Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce’ is about Abby, our best-selling self-help author who has to hide the truth of her divorce to try and navigate life in LA in her 40s, but soon finds it harder than expected. In season 5, As Abby and the girlfriends move forward in their lives, they are constantly reminded of their past and ever-intertwined lives with their exes. With Lady Parts finally on the stable ground, Abby wants to take her relationship with Mike (James Lesure) to the next level by blending their families but receives some hesitation from his ex and hers. Barbara allows herself to get into flirtations with a former flame to jeopardize her future with Darrell (Malcolm-Jamal Warner). Phoebe’s life is flipped upside down when her estranged brother Tony (Steve Talley) knocks on her door and she must decide whether to let him back in. She also gets back in the dating game and finds herself unexpectedly drawn to an enigmatic new man.