Trophy Wife on ABC
Trophy Wife on ABC is a cute show that shows you just how real life is when you have a blended family. Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern are the executive producers of this show on ABC and they loosely base the show on their own experiences. But it is also influenced by the other writers which makes it the perfect blend of real life stories that many of us can relate too.
When we had the opportunity to interview the duo we asked lots of questions and some of the answers were a little suprising. They both had a great sense of humor and very down to earth which made it fun to interview them. They wanted their audience to be able to relate to the show and be universal enough that everyone had something in common with the show. For example, divorce and co-parenting is very common as well as universal in many cases.
Trophy Wife was pitched to ABC the first season it was developed and then picked up when Malin read the script. So Malin Ackerman was a very important piece of the Trophy Wife puzzle from the get go. Getting the actors and actresses they wanted wanted fairly easy because it was filmed off cycle which allowed their first choices the opportunity to be a part of this great show.
The wedding episode is a two parter that was their “big” idea and the wedding felt right because it ties in all of the family members and makes them all feel a part of the family in one way or another. Because this is a comedy series it had of course a few hiccups along the way, but what wedding doesn’t have those?
Sarah and Emily just got finished with their season finale and now the fate of Trophy Wife is in the hands of ABC, but they are hopeful that season two will be right around the corner. The season finale will end with a Mother’s Day episode that will help wrap up Kate’s arc all season of “Am I a mom in this family’s eyes or am I just a trophy wife?” So be sure to tune in for the next few episodes to watch her transform into a mom or a trophy wife.
TROPHY WIFE – ABC’s “Trophy Wife” stars Ryan Lee as Warren, Bailee Madison as Hillary, Marcia Gay Harden as Diane, Bradley Whitford as Pete, Malin Akerman as Kate, Natalie Morales as Meg, Michaela Watkins as Jackie and Albert Tsai as Bert. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)