TV Land orders 'First Wives Club' adaptation, announces overall deal with Darren Star
TV Land is making room for three new ladies and a rising Star this season.
At an Upfronts presentation on Thursday, the network announced that it has ordered the pilot for an adaptation of the 1996 cult comedy The First Wives Club, as well as inking an overall deal with Darren Star, the creator/writer/executive producer of the network’s hit comedy Younger.
The First Wives Club adaptation will follow the same premise of the original Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Middler movie — three women reconnect and grapple with divorce after the death of a high school friend — but will be set in present-day San Francisco. While a reimagining of the now 20-year-old film is in vogue (it was also adapted into a musical just last year, and reboots are all the rage on TV), the announcement is only a pilot order, so fans will have to wait and see if the series makes it to air.
TV Land also announced an overall deal with showrunner Darren Star. Star, known for creating the likes of Melrose Place, Sex and the City, and Beverly Hills, 90210, currently writes and produces Younger for TV Land, which was renewed for a third season before it even premiered season two earlier this year. The network will attach Star to develop another, as yet unannounced project for TV Land.
The First Wives Club