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Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 2:16PM EDT
First Wives Club finds its first two members: Jill Scott and Michelle Buteau
Grammy winner Scott and comedian Buteau will play two of the three leads on the 10-episode Paramount Network reboot of the 1996 film The First Wives Club.
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Paramount TV president fired over inappropriate comments
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Amy Powell, who has shepherded Paramount TV shows ranging from 13 Reasons Why to The Alienist, was fired Thursday for allegedly using inappropriate comments that "included racially charged language" during a recent call over Paramount Network's First Wives Club reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Girls Trip co-writer Tracy Oliver is penning the reboot that features a predominantly black cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Powell "allegedly made generalizations about black women that struck some on the call as offensive. A complaint was filed to human resources, who with the legal department, investigated the claims and those involved on the notes call. Sources say Paramount considered discipline but decided to to fire Powell after she denied the allegations." Powell issued a statement denying the allegations late Thursday. “There is no truth to the allegation that I made insensitive comments in a professional setting — or in any setting," she said. "The facts will come out and I will be vindicated." The Hollywood Reporter says Powell is considering taking legal action over her firing.
Posted Thursday 4/19/18 at 1:54PM EDT
Paramount Network picks up the First Wives Club TV reboot from Girls Trip co-writer
Source: Entertainment Weekly
A 10-episode series order has been given to the TV adaptation of the 1996 film about three college friends who reunite to get revenge on their ex-husbands. Girls Trip co-writer Tracy Oliver will helm the half-hour comedy.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 6:37PM EDT
First Wives Club is being rebooted as a Paramount Network comedy series
The half-hour TV series based on the 1996 film starring Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn will also revolve around a group of women in New York City who form a sisterhood and enact revenge after their marriages fall apart. This is the second attempt at a First Wives Club TV series. In 2016, TV Land ordered a different pilot based on the movie starring Alyson Hannigan, Megan Hilty and Vanessa Lachey.