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TROPHY WIFE
Air Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Time Slot: 9:31 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#111) "Twas the Night Before Christmas... or Twas It?"
[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.]

THE FAMILY HAS A UNCOVENTIONAL CHRISTMAS COMPLETE WITH BLACKOUTS AND A CHARRED CHRISTMAS TREE, ON ABC'S "TROPHY WIFE"

Phyllis Smith ("The Office") Returns for a Guest Appearance

"Twas the Night Before Christmas... Or Twas It?" - Pete, Kate, Diane and Jackie wake up Christmas morning hung-over and the house in complete disaster. They try to piece together the events of last night's Christmas Eve festivities while also trying to save Christmas for the kids, on "Trophy Wife," TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Trophy Wife" stars Malin Akerman as Kate, Bradley Whitford as Pete, Michaela Watkins as Jackie, Natalie Morales as Meg, Ryan Lee as Warren, Bailee Madison as Hillary, Albert Tsai as Bert and Marcia Gay Harden as Diane.

Guest cast TBD.

"Twas the Night Before Christmas... Or Twas It?" was written by Lindsey Shockley and directed by Jon Fortenberry.

"Trophy Wife" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG 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 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2014)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (22 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
full season of 22 episodes ordered on 11/1/13
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