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TROPHY WIFE
Air Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time Slot: 9:31 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

PREMIERE

THEY SAY THE THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM WHEN KATE MARRIES THE TWICE-DIVORCED MAN OF HER DREAMS, ON THE PREMIERE OF ABC'S "TROPHY WIFE"

Phyllis Smith ("The Office") Guest Stars

The third time's the charm, they say, and reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman) is hoping that's true when she becomes the third wife of a slightly older man, Pete (Bradley Whitford). They fell into each others' arms (literally) at a karaoke bar, and flash forward a year later, Kate finds herself with an instafamily complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. But Kate is determined to make this work and become a part of the family no matter what, in "Trophy Wife," premiering TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In "Pilot," Kate feels she's still proving herself to Pete's ex-wives and the kids, so she offers to handle a parent-teacher meeting at Warren's (Ryan Scott Lee) school. Unfortunately she finds Warren's mom, Diane (Marcia Gay Harden), there as well, and things just spiral out of control when a vodka incident leaves Kate in a compromising position and another child locks himself inside a car. It all comes hilariously to a head back at home - just another day in the life of this new, big, blended family.

"Trophy Wife" stars Malin Akerman ("27 Dresses") as Kate, Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing") as Pete, Michaela Watkins ("Saturday Night Live") as Jackie, Natalie Morales ("Parks and Recreation") as Meg, Ryan Scott Lee ("Super 8") as Warren, Gianna LePera as Hillary, Albert Tsai ("How I Met Your Mother") as Bert and Marcia Gay Harden ("Into the Wild," "Damages") as Diane.

Guest cast in "Pilot" includes Phyllis Smith as Mrs. Steinberg, Alisha Boe as Chelsea Trassen, Raymond Lee as pet store clerk, Murray Gershenz as elderly man, Zachary Mitchell as Charley, Will Weldon as graduate 1, Karan Soni as graduate 2 and Jona Xiao as graduate 3.

"Pilot" was written by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins, and directed by Jason Moore.

The series was created by Sarah Haskins & Emily Halpern and is loosely based on Haskins' real life. They serve as executive producers alongside Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky ("The Office"). Malin Akerman is producer. "Trophy Wife" is produced by ABC Studios. It airs in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's HDTV format, with 5.1 sound. This program carries a TV-PG,D,L parental guideline.

For more information on "Trophy Wife" please visit ABC.com/TrophyWife.

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TROPHY WIFE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/24/13 - 5/13/14
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2013-2014 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (22 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/8/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2013) They say the third time's the charm, and reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman) is hoping that's true when she becomes Pete's (Bradley Whitford) third wife. She fell into his arms (literally) at a karaoke bar, and a year later Kate's got an insta-family, complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) is ex-wife number one, an intense, over-achieving doctor and the mother of twin teenagers Hillary (Gianna LePera) and Warren (Ryan Scott Lee). Diane is quick to convey her withering disapproval of Kate's barely tapped maternal instinct. Ex-wife number two, Jackie (Michaela Watkins), is mother to adopted son Bert (Albert Tsai), and can pull Pete's strings with her special blend of neurotic, new-ageyness. Juggling all this baggage is uncharted territory for Kate, who finds support with her best friend Meg (Natalie Morales), a party-hearty singleton and the only woman Kate knows who has less experience with kids than she has. "Trophy Wife" stars Malin Akerman ("Suburgatory") as Kate, Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing") as Pete, Marcia Gay Harden ("Into the Wild," "Damages") as Diane, Michaela Watkins ("Saturday Night Live") as Jackie, Natalie Morales ("90210") as Meg, Ryan Scott Lee ("Super 8") as Warren, Albert Tsai ("How I Met Your Mother") as Bert and Gianna LePera ("Modern Family") as Hillary. "Trophy Wife" is written and executive-produced by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins, executive produced by Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky ("The Office"), produced by Malin Ackerman. The pilot was directed by Jason Moore ("Pitch Perfect," "Avenue Q"). "Trophy Wife" is from ABC Studios.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Albert Tsai as Bert
· Bailee Madison as Hillary
· Bradley Whitford as Pete
· Malin Akerman as Kate
· Marcia Gay Harden as Diane
· Michaela Watkins as Jackie
· Natalie Morales as Meg
· Ryan Scott Lee as Warren
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Gianna LePera as Hillary (Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Emily Halpern as CRTR/EP
· Gene Stupnitsky as EP
· Jason Moore as DIR (Pilot)
· Lee Eisenberg as EP
· Sarah Haskins as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios