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'Trophy Wife' (Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. this fall): They say the third time's the charm, and reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman) is hoping that's true when she becomes Pete's (Bradley Whitford) third wife. She fell into his arms (literally) at a karaoke bar, and a year later Kate's got an insta-family, complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives.
Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) is ex-wife number one, an intense, over-achieving doctor and the mother of twin teenagers Hillary (Gianna LePera) and Warren (Ryan Scott Lee). Diane is quick to convey her withering disapproval of Kate's barely tapped maternal instinct. Ex-wife number two, Jackie (Michaela Watkins), is mother to adopted son Bert (Albert Tsai), and can pull Pete's strings with her special blend of neurotic, new-ageyness. Juggling all this baggage is uncharted territory for Kate, who finds support with her best friend Meg (Natalie Morales), a party-hearty singleton and the only woman Kate knows who has less experience with kids than she has.
'Trophy Wife' stars Malin Akerman ('Suburgatory') as Kate, Bradley Whitford ('The West Wing') as Pete, Marcia Gay Harden ('Into the Wild,' 'Damages') as Diane, Michaela Watkins ('Saturday Night Live') as Jackie, Natalie Morales ('90210') as Meg, Ryan Scott Lee ('Super 8') as Warren, Albert Tsai ('How I Met Your Mother') as Bert and Gianna LePera ('Modern Family') as Hillary.
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