Alyson Hannigan (“Buffy,” “How I Met Your Mother”) and Megan Hilty (“Smash”) have scored two of the lead roles in the TV Land pilot “The First Wives Club”.
“Sex and the City” alumna Jenny Bicks and Karen Rosenfelt are producing and “New Girl” scribe Rebecca Addelman is penning this small screen, single-camera comedy reboot of the 1996 feature.
Set in present-day San Francisco, the story revolves around three women – friends and classmates in the 1990s – who reconnect after their close friend from college dies in a freak accident. When they discover that they are all at a romantic crossroads, they band together to tackle divorce, relationships and other life challenges.
Hannigan is Maggie, an English professor and once aspiring poet who is frustrated and struggling to put excitement back into her flagging marriage. Hilty will play Kim, a once successful actress now “too old” for Hollywood. Needy and vulnerable, she works hard at staying fit and still hoping for that breakout role.
Hannigan and Hilty are taking on variations of the Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn roles respectively from the original. No word on who’ll play the sassy Bette Midler-style part.