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Trophy Wife

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They say the third time's the charm, and reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman) is hoping that's true when she becomes the third wife of a slightly older man, Pete (Bradley Whitford). They fell into each others' arms (literally) at a karaoke bar, and flash forward a year later, Kate finds herself with an instafamily complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. But Kate is determined to make this work and become a part of the family no matter what.

Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) is ex-wife number one, an intense and overachieving former Olympic athlete and the mother of twin teenagers Hillary (Bailee Madison) and Warren (Ryan Scott Lee). Diane is quick to convey her withering disapproval of Kate's barely tapped maternal instincts. Daughter Hillary is not a fan of her new step-mom either, despite Kate's attempts to win her trust. And son Warren may have an erotic fixation on his dad's beautiful, young spouse. 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 in the most unusual place - 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 (27 Dresses) as Kate, Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) as Pete, Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live) as Jackie, Natalie Morales (Parks and Recreation) as Meg, Ryan Scott Lee (Super 8) as Warren, Bailee Madison (Once Upon a Time) as Hillary, Albert Tsai (How I Met Your Mother) as Bert and Marcia Gay Harden (Into the WildDamages) as Diane.

Music from the series:

"The Date" #108

Original Air-Date: 11/5/13
Song Artist BUY
 
"Good As New (Shotgun Wedding Remix)" Vacationer BUY
Scene Description: Scene 3 - Kate and Pete's party is in full swing. They shout over the music.
     
"One Girl / One Boy" !!! BUY
Scene Description: Scene 5 - A rowdy game of beer pong is underway when Diane enters the party.
     
"Weekend Warrior" Eytan and The Embassy n/a
Scene Description: Scene 20 - MONTAGE - Meg and Diane play beer pong, Meg wins then falls on her face.
     

"The Tryst" #105

Original Air-Date: 10/22/2013
Song Artist BUY
     
We Got the Beat The Go-Go's BUY
Scene Description: Scene 10 - Kate and Pete arrive at the 80s themed fundraiser
     
Karma Chameleon Culture Club BUY
Scene Description: Scene 17 - Diane tells Mrs. Steinberg she will need to introduce her, since she can't find Pete.
     

"Meg's Breakup" #104

Original Air-Date: 10/15/2013
Song Artist BUY
     
"Mo Cash!" Vegas Audio Ninjas BUY
Scene Description: Sc. 20 - Pete and Kate are watching Magic Mike. Bert comes in.
     

"Pilot" #101

Original Air-Date: 9/ 24/ 2013
ARTIST SONG BUY
 
Jump (For My Love) Actress n/a
Scene Description: Flashback to 2011, Kate sings this song at karaoke bar with Meg & friend.
     
The Stairs Family Of The Year BUY
Scene Description: End of show song

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