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Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce

Photo Credit:  Andrew Eccles / Bravo
  • Premiered: 
    December 2, 2014
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  • Network: Bravo
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Dramedy
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the book series (Girlfriends' Guide) by Vicki Iovine 
  • Subject Matter: Relationship
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Plot Synopsis

Inspired by Vicki Iovine's "Girlfriends' Guide" book series, GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE centers on Abby McCarthy, a self-help book author, who hides the fact that she's separated from her husband, Jake, as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her early 40s. Then, Abby shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life has all been a lie, and America's once-favorite girlfriend finds her career and marriage in a free fall. Abby seeks advice from her new divorced friends: Lyla, a legendary no-nonsense entertainment lawyer, who is in a constant "War of the Roses" battle with her ex-husband, Dan; and Phoebe, a former model and budding entrepreneur, who has a very unique relationship with her ex, Ralf. Meanwhile, a rival attorney at Lyla's firm, Delia, is hired as Abby's divorce attorney, causing a rift between the girlfriends. Abby soon develops an interest in Nate, while her ex, Jake, has a 23-year-old girlfriend, Becca. Guest star Laverne Cox plays Adele Northrop, a Pulitzer-Prize winning war journalist and LGBT activist, who presents an award at a marriage equality gala, and Carrie Fisher appears in the pilot as Abby's book editor, Cat. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, Bravo premiered Season 2 of GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE. This season, as a new chapter in Abby's professional life seems promising, her personal life remains chaotic and all-consuming as her adventures in dating become even more unpredictable. When she becomes 'the face of divorce' for chic lifestyle website SheShe, Abby is once again forced to live a lie hiding her complicated relationship with estranged husband Jake. But as Abby finds success preaching the pros of divorce to her readers and portraying a fabulous single life on social media, she is torn over whether her marriage is worth saving or if she should chart her own course. Throughout Abby's ups and downs, the one constant in life remains her incredible girlfriends. While Delia grapples with following the rigid traditions of getting married, Phoebe tries to leave her demons in the past as she looks to find her true self and Jo deals with her ex-husband and his new wife encroaching on her new LA life. Joining the cast this season is Retta, playing Barbara, a rival editor at SheShe who is less than thrilled with Abby's optimistic approach to divorce; Megan Hilty as Charlene, a southern belle who is married to Jo's ex-husband Frumpkis, played by Maury Sterling; and Mark Valley as confident and charming TV personality Dr. Harris, who pursues Abby. Carrie Fisher returns as Abby's book agent Cat. Barry Bostwick and Lesley Ann Warren guest star as Abby's parents, George and Dina. Season 3 of GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE premieres on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on Bravo. This season, the women deal with redefining themselves while experiencing significant changes in their personal and professional lives. Abby struggles to revamp her image and figure out what's next after her meeting with SheShe goes awry. With her ex Jake handling finances, Abby switches gears to try her hand at romance novels and finds inspiration from her son's enigmatic baseball coach, Mike. After being left at the altar, Delia questions if she is marriage material and focuses her attention on getting her career back on track. Jo takes a risk mixing business and pleasure with her sex addict head baker Scott while also dealing with the repercussions of her alcoholic ex-husband Frumpkis. Barbara gets a new role at SheShe and treats herself to a kitchen renovation, bringing a new man into her life, handsome contractor Darrell, who just may fix more than her stove. Meanwhile, Phoebe deals with the consequences of rushing into her marriage with J.D and finds escape in her friendship with a charismatic billionaire named Gemma. In the season opener, "Rule #43: When One Door Opens, There's an Icy Draft," Abby deals with the professional fallout from her gigolo scandal while she and Jake care for Becca's abandoned baby. Delia confronts Albert about sabotaging her wedding. Jo considers dating her baker, Scott. Phoebe holds a ceremony to celebrate womanhood, but not all the girlfriends feel like celebrating.
On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT, Bravo premiered the Season 3 finale of GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE. In the season ender, "Rule No. 91: Run Toward What Scares You," as Abby finishes her novel, she questions the future of her relationship with Mike. Barbara has second thoughts about quitting SheShe as she enters a crowded job market. To be a better influence on her daughter, Jo finds a healthy outlet for her aggressive tendencies. Phoebe and JD's marriage faces its biggest challenge. GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE has already been renewed for Season 4 and 5, with the final two seasons each having six episodes.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Universal Cable Productions


  • - Los Angeles, California USA

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

  • December 2, 2014: Bravo's first original scripted series.

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • February 9, 2016: Becca's baby is born
  • February 16, 2016: Delia & Gordon are married