909 Magazine recently had the chance to sit down and speak with Lisa Edelstein star of the hit Bravo television series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce which just wrapped up its third season. Many people also know Lisa from her role on the Fox hit drama House for which she played Doctor Cuddy.
909: Of course, many people know you as Dr. Lisa Cuddy from House, or as the self- help author Abby McCarthy from your hit Bravo Network show Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. For those who don’t know, please tell us a little bit about this show.
Lisa: Well, it’s a rollicking romp of a dramedy about a self-help book writer whose life and marriage falls apart quite publicly. She has to recover from her failed marriage, her failed fantasies and her failed idea of herself. It’s sexy, it’s funny, it’s raw and sometimes raunchy and the clothes and shoes don’t disappoint either. How’s that for a sales pitch?
909: Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce is Bravo’s first scripted show. Did that present as a challenge in anyway?
Lisa: It was only a challenge in the sense that Bravo had no experience selling a scripted show to an audience. They were already quite good at selling their reality programs. Their hope was to keep their viewers watching Bravo for their scripted fare, rather then changing the channel when they were ready to change format. That said, our show was their first, their baby, and because of that — they approached it and us with great enthusiasm and excitement. It’s hard for any show to stay on the air especially on an established network of scripted shows.
The demand is immediate and
show’s death often comes quick. That was not true at Bravo. We had a great opportunity to be allowed to grow and find our audience.
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