Trophy Wife (ABC) Series Premiere 2013 “Pilot”

Trophy Wife Episode 1 Pilot (5)

Trophy Wife Series Premiere “Pilot” airs Tuesday, September 24 at 9:31-10:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Episode Synopsis: Trophy Wife Episode 1 “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, in “Trophy Wife,” premiering TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Show Synopsis: They say the third time’s the charm, 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.

Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) is ex-wife number one, an intense and overachieving former Olympic athlete and the mother of twin teenagers Hillary (Bailee Madison) and Warren (Ryan Lee). Diane is quick to convey her withering disapproval of Kate’s barely tapped maternal instincts. Daughter Hillary is not a fan of her new step-mom either, despite Kate’s attempts to win her trust. And son Warren may have an erotic fixation on his dad’s beautiful, young spouse. 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 in the most unusual place – 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 (“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 Lee (“Super 8”) as Warren, Bailee Madison (“Once Upon a Time”) as Hillary, Albert Tsai (“How I Met Your Mother”) as Bert and Marcia Gay Harden (“Into the Wild,” “Damages”) as Diane.

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 Ackerman is a producer. The pilot was directed by Jason Moore (“Pitch Perfect,” “Avenue Q”). “Trophy Wife” is produced by ABC Studios and airs in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with stereo sound.

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