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Trophy Wife

Trophy Wife TV show on ABCNetwork: ABC
Episodes: 22 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 24, 2013 — May 13, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden, Ryan Scott Lee, Bailee Madison, Michaela Watkins, Albert Tsai, and Natalie Morales.

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TV show description:
On this sitcom, a reformed party girl hopes that the third time’s the charm when she becomes the third wife of a (slightly) older man.

Kate (Malin Akerman) and Pete Harrison (Bradley Whitford) literally fell into each others’ arms at a karaoke bar. A year later, Kate finds herself with an “instant family” — complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives.

Diane Buckley (Marcia Gay Harden) is Pete’s first ex-wife. She’s an intense, overachieving former Olympic athlete and the mother of teenagers Hillary and Warren. She’s quick to let Kate know her withering disapproval of her untapped maternal instincts.

Warren Harrison (Ryan Scott Lee) is Pete’s eldest son and he has an erotic fixation on his new step-mom. Hillary Harrison (Bailee Madison) isn’t a fan of Kate’s, despite her attempts to win Hillary’s trust.

Ex-wife number two is Jackie Fischer (Michaela Watkins), mother to adopted son Bert. She can pull Pete’s strings with her special blend of neurotic, new-ageyness. Bert (Albert Tsai) was adopted from China by Pete and Jackie. He plays soccer and the saxophone, and loves the Solar System and Legos.

Kate finds support in an unusual place — with her best friend, Meg Gomez (Natalie Morales). Meg is a real party girl who has even less experience with kids than Kate does.

Daunting as the situation may be, Kate is determined to make her new life work and become a part of the extended family no matter what.

Series Finale

Episode #22 — Mother’s Day
Kate is overjoyed when Diane and Jackie offer to let her have the kids on her first Mother’s Day, however, when Kate discovers their hidden agenda — she is determined to get revenge. Meanwhile, Pete slowly buckles under the pressures at work.
First aired: May 13, 2014.

What do you think? Do you like the Trophy Wife TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?


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{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

Mel April 13, 2014 at 4:18 am

This show is hilarious! I love Bert too. It actually makes me laugh out loud, which is impressive. Don’t let it go away!


Jeanette April 6, 2014 at 2:00 am

This show is so funny! Jackie and Bert are my favorite! Great cast!


kathryn March 24, 2014 at 7:23 pm

This show is hilarious!! Please don’t cancel it. Kudos to whoever cast it; they did a superb job. Have seen all episodes and will continue to watch.


Denise March 20, 2014 at 3:12 pm

LOVE this show! I wasn’t sure last fall when I saw the title, but decided to give it a chance, and I’m SO glad I did. Wonderful cast, writing, etc. Please ABC, do the right thing for a change and keep a quality show!


Carrie February 16, 2014 at 1:29 am

Not to be missed family TV. Great writing- perfect cast! We have recommended it to everyone we know. Please pick it up for next year!!!!


Rosemary Stone February 12, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Please keep this show. Such a great ensemble cast! The characters on Trophy Wife still have so many stories to tell us…I can’t wait to see what a 2nd season will bring!


Barbara January 25, 2014 at 9:58 am

I love this show – I love the characters and the humor.


Kim January 19, 2014 at 12:32 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! Just started watching it and it keeps me laughing, as well as my husband!


natalia January 1, 2014 at 4:08 pm

KEEP IT. Finally, a new sitcom thats funny and a non-traditional family dynamic that works….


sam December 11, 2013 at 6:42 am

LOVE IT! Please keep it!


jessica November 21, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I like the show and please renew it, because the show kinda show how real life is somewhat with ex-wives and new wives and also with the children and it is good family fun.


Heather November 19, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Keep it! Just started watching!


Anonymous November 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Just started getting into this show. Keep it!


Christelle October 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Great show, funny and sweet it MUST be renewed


Chip October 1, 2013 at 8:20 am

I thought it was great- fast moving – quick humor


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