Book Series to TV: Lisa Edelstein to Star in ‘The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce’

Lisa Edelstein: The Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce

We’ve heard of all kinds of books – and yes, even newspaper articles (“The Butler,” anyone?) – being adapted for both the big screen and the small screen.

Now Bravo is taking it one step further. It’s adapting a non-fiction book series into a cable TV pilot, “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce,” based on the bestselling The Girlfriend’s Guide series by Vicki Iovine.

With a pilot written by Marti Noxon (“Glee,” “Mad Men”), author Iovine is also one of the show’s executive producers. And The Hollywood Reporter reports that Lisa Edelstein (“House”) will play the starring role in the series.

The series will follow the life of a bestselling self-help author named Vicki who’s stepping into the world as a single woman in her 40s after years of marriage. She begins taking advice from her divorced friends rather than her married ones, and her choices lead to unexpected and life-changing experiences.

So there’s no need to guess who the main character is modelled after! Vicki Iovine was married to record producer Jimmy Iovine; they divorced in 2009 after 24 years of marriage. In this article from the Huffington Post published shortly after her divorce, Iovine writes:

“I am calling this awkward stage my Next Twenty-Seven; we met when I was twenty-seven, were together for the next twenty-seven and, well, you get the theme. It’s exhilarating and engaging and scary enough to give me a pre-ulcerous stomach condition. I’m diving in to these uncharted waters, even if it often feels like a belly flop. I’ll swim a few strokes and let you know how it’s going.”

This sounds like it will be a fun series – and I like that the starring role is a woman in her 40s!

Have you read any of the Girlfriend’s Guide books? What do you think about The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce? Let us know in the comments below!


4 responses to “Book Series to TV: Lisa Edelstein to Star in ‘The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce’”

  1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

    Oh this sounds terrific! I haven’t read the series, but with Marti Noxon writing and Lisa Edelstein starring, it sounds perfect. I’ve been a fan of Edelstein’s dating back to the mid-90s when she starred in “Relativity.” Great actress, and a good project moving on from “House.”

  2. Brandon Avatar

    I think this is the smartest pilot of all those Bravo has picked. The plot itself sounds catching enough and with Lisa Edelstein starring the quality of the acting is more than confirmed. I really hope they make it.

  3. Marcia Avatar

    Lisa Edelstein? I’ve seen her in Scandal and she was terrific. Great casting choice.

  4. RT @reellifejane: Book Series to TV: Lisa Edelstein to Star in ‘The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce’

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