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First Wives Club: Vanessa Lachey joins Alyson Hannigan, Megan Hilty in pilot

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And then there were three.

Vanessa Lachey has been cast as the third and final lead on The First Wives Club, TV Land’s pilot rebooting the 1996 film comedy about a coterie of divorcées seeking vengeance on the husbands who wronged them.

The Dads and Truth Be Told actress joins Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) and Megan Hilty (Smash) in the small-screen adaptation, which is written by New Girl alum Rebecca Addelman and executive produced by Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City).

Lachey will portray Sasha, a driven San Francisco chef who begins to reconsider her seemingly perfect life — which includes a thriving restaurant and a great girlfriend — when she reconnects with old friends after the death of a college roommate.

Hannigan is playing an English professor in a flagging marriage, and Hilty is playing a once-successful actress who’s still chasing stardom while raising a son.

Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, and Goldie Hawn starred in the original First Wives Club, which was itself based on a novel by Olivia Goldsmith.

TVLine first reported Lachey’s casting.

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