The cast of the USA series “The Starter Wife” was just here at the TV Critics Assn. Press Tour and I was really happy to hear that Judy Davis, who won an Emmy for playing Debra Messing’s best friend in the mini-series last year, will appear in eight of the series’ 10 episodes that begin airing this fall. Judy isn’t here today but the rest of the cast including dreamy Hart Bochner and Chris Diamantopoulos who play Debra’s new love interest and gay best friend, respectively.
In the miniseries, Debra’s character of Molly had been dumped by her film executive husband as well as their social set. She was rebuilding her life and that’s where the series picks up: “Her life begins really. The miniseries was kind of summeer and now school begins. It’s how she deals with her new love life, entering the world of Hollywood and trying to figure out how (she’s) going to make a living, interacting with my ex-husband, and old friends.
Debra, who filmed the original miniseries shortly after the end of “Will & Grace,” was asked if she would be a part of a reunion for that show which ran for eight seasons on NBC and won her an Emmy.
“i would be game,” she said. “It’s a little trickly because the finale played with time and they showed what happened 25 years ahead so it’s a little difficult to see how that would be possible.”
Oh, c’mon Debra! Bobby Ewing DIED on “Dallas” then showed up a year later in the shower!