Trophy Wife (ABC) Episode 11 “The Big 5-O”

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Trophy Wife Episode 11 “The Big 5-O” airs Tuesday, January 7 at 9:31-10:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Episode Synopsis: Trophy Wife Episode 11 “The Big 5-O”- When Kate attempts to break Pete’s birthday curse and help him have a fun birthday, the curse proves to be more powerful than she anticipates. Meanwhile, Diane and Jackie shop together for Pete’s birthday gift and the kids are at home with lobsters that refuse to be a main course, on “Trophy Wife,” TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 (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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