Episodes: 45 (hour)
TV show dates: December 2, 2014 — July 19, 2018
Series status: Ended
Performers include: Lisa Edelstein, Janeane Garofalo, Beau Garrett, Alanna Ubach, Necar Zadegan, Paul Adelstein, J. August Richards, C. Thomas Howell, Julianna Guill, Michael Weaver, and Charles Mesure.
TV show description:
Inspired by the Girlfriends’ Guide book series by Vicki Iovine, this scripted series follows Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein), a self-help book author and guru of all things family. She shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life has all been a lie.
After publicly admitting that she has separated from her husband, Jake (Paul Adelstein), America’s once-favorite girlfriend finds her career and marriage in a free fall. As she starts to navigate life as a single woman in her 40s, Abby turns to her new divorced friends (rather than her married ones) for advice.
Her friend Lyla (Janeane Garofalo) is a legendary no-nonsense entertainment lawyer who is in a constant “War of the Roses” battle with her ex-husband. Phoebe (Beau Garrett) is a former model and budding entrepreneur who has a very unique relationship with her ex.
When Abby hires Delia (Necar Zadegan) as her divorce attorney, Abby’s brother Max (Patrick Heusinger), who fought hard for the right to marry, questions his sister on how she can so easily decide to walk away from her own marriage.
Abby is on a journey of self-discovery as she attempts to salvage her career, get back in the dating game and figure out her new identity as a single woman. As she hits the reset button on her life, she embarks on startling adventures and mishaps along the way. They include her first post-marriage hook-up, a blog post gone horribly wrong, and a Vegas trip that leads to some unexpected complications.
Episode #45 — Rule No. 1: Keep the Toast Short
With her daughter headed off to college and Barbara moving to New York to pursue new opportunities, Abby must face the future and all its unknowns. Will she get her “happily ever after”?
First aired: July 19, 2018.
What do you think? Do you like the Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce TV show? Do you think it should have ended or been brought back for season six?