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The Starter Wife 

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The ex-wife of a Hollywood studio boss restarts her life after their divorce.
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Series cast summary:
Debra Messing ...  Molly Kagan 6 episodes, 2007
Judy Davis ...  Joan McAllister 6 episodes, 2007
Chris Diamantopoulos ...  Rodney 6 episodes, 2007
Peter Jacobson ...  Kenny Kagan 6 episodes, 2007
Stephen Moyer ...  Sam 6 episodes, 2007
Anika Noni Rose ...  Lavender 6 episodes, 2007
Novella Nelson ...  Nana 6 episodes, 2007
Aden Young ...  Jorge Stewart 6 episodes, 2007
Joe Mantegna ...  Lou Manahan 6 episodes, 2007
Bethany Whitmore ...  Jaden 6 episodes, 2007
Brielle Barbusca ...  Jaden Kagan 6 episodes, 2007
Miranda Otto ...  Cricket Stewart 5 episodes, 2007
Trilby Glover ...  Shoshanna 5 episodes, 2007
Gigi Edgley ...  Chloe 5 episodes, 2007
Paul Gleeson ...  Aaron 4 episodes, 2007
John Atkinson John Atkinson ...  Detective Parks 3 episodes, 2007
Julia Blake ...  Mrs. Caldecott 3 episodes, 2007
Jane Hall Jane Hall ...  Sharon 3 episodes, 2007
Kate Kendall ...  Lisa 3 episodes, 2007
Madeleine West ...  Katy 3 episodes, 2007
Rodger Corser ...  Larry Hamill 2 episodes, 2007
Barry Langrishe Barry Langrishe ...  Pappy 2 episodes, 2007
Leah Purcell ...  Hannah Sprints 2 episodes, 2007
Robert Mammone ...  Bob 2 episodes, 2007
Dasi Ruz Dasi Ruz ...  Ana 2 episodes, 2007
Christopher Kirby ...  Detective Smith 2 episodes, 2007
Ursula Brooks ...  Country Club Administrator 2 episodes, 2007
Jerome Ehlers ...  Director 2 episodes, 2007
Bryan Probets ...  Vernon 2 episodes, 2007
Matthew Scully ...  Clarity Harbor Valet 2 episodes, 2007
Leeanna Walsman ...  Sasha 2 episodes, 2007
David Webb David Webb ...  Dr. Peter Hexton 2 episodes, 2007
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The ex-wife of a Hollywood studio boss restarts her life after their divorce.

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English | German

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31 May 2007 (USA) See more »

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Goofs

When Molly and Sam take Jaiden into the surf at the end of the mini series, Sam's shorts are already soaking wet. See more »

Quotes

Molly Kagan: Of course I'm cranky, I haven't eaten in 12 years!
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References American Idol (2002) See more »

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Composed by Anthony Martin and Andrew Cochrane
Lyrics by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott
Performed by Rebecca Leigh Lucas
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Funny very modern comedy about life in L.A. among the "in crowd"
19 October 2008 | by trpdeanSee all my reviews

I've only seen two episodes - and hadn't seen any that aired last summer - but this is really a charming, funny series. Messing and Davis are the reasons to watch - and they really get to show a stunning variety of emotions. The plot is clear, fast-moving, and great fun. I've mixed feelings about the use of the dream sequences to indicate how she feels at particular moments - but I'm sure there are many who love them.

This is really a fine series - it seems the female counterpart to the male-oriented Californication - the quality is similar - and they're very much the same kind of series - very modern, witty, well-designed continuing comedy (each program's dilemmas, new characters, very much lead into the next). They're both programs about very superficial, selfish and materialistic people, set in contemporary Los Angeles obsessed with fame and fleeting success.

I'm a conservative Catholic man living in the East, clearly not the intended audience for the series - but I enjoy it. And I'm surprised there aren't more comments. (The series was heavily promoted in New York City -- and Messing and Davis are both famously talented).

It's hard to imagine that people who decide to tune in - won't be caught up in it.


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