The Starter Wife (Miniserie-2007)
Creador: Gigi Levangie
Reparto: Debra Messing, Judy Davis, Miranda Otto, Chris Diamantopoulos, Peter Jacobson, Stephen Moyer, Joe Mantegna y Anika Noni Rose
Fecha de emisión: 31 Mayo al 28 de junio 2007
Nº de episodios: 5 (el primero doble)
(Novela: Gigi Levangie Grazer)
Hollywood wife Molly Kagen's (Debra Messing) life of luxury comes tumbling down when her husband, Kenny (Peter Jacobson), president of a prominent movie studio, asks her for a divorce.
Humiliated, she retreats to Malibu with her 5-year-old daughter. Her friends face their own problems. Joan (Judy Davis) has secretly entered rehab, Rodney's (Chris Diamantopoulos) interior design career is on life support, and Cricket's (Miranda Otto) relationship with her husband, Jorge (Aden Young), is struggling.
Cut off from the world she knows, Molly begins to reevaluate her life, and a near death experience leads to an encounter with a handsome stranger named Sam (Stephen Moyer.)
Spurred on by her brush with death and intrigued by her chemistry with Sam, Molly decides to re-invent herself. She focuses on being a better mother, and after receiving unexpected attention from Kenny's boss, Lou (Joe Mantegna), she boldly invites him over for dinner.
When Lou doesn't show up, Molly shares a perfect kiss with Sam. Meanwhile, her friends' struggles continue as Joan grows weary of rehab and Cricket's husband has a secret tryst with their nanny
The mini-series was nominated for ten Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Debra Messing), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Joe Mantegna) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Judy Davis). Davis was the sole winner. Messing was also nominated for a 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or a TV Movie and a 2008 SAG Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie