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EXCLUSIVE! Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce Isn't 'Reality' or Sex and The City… And Why That's A Good Thing!

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They're gorgeous. They're outspoken. And they're on Bravo.

But these ain't housewives… they're actors.

Bravo's first scripted series, Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce, premieres tonight at 10 p.m., and perezhilton.com chatted EXCLUSIVELY with the stars on the groundbreaking new show.

Lisa Edelstein plays Abby, a self-help guide author who needs help with her own crumbling marriage. Also cast is the promiscuous Phoebe (Beau Garrett) and sharp-tongued Lyla (Janeane Garofalo). Given Abby's profession, female-centric cast, and frank sex talk, there are inevitable comparisons to Sex and The City.

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Although show creator Marti Noxon is flattered by the comparisons, the inspiration behind the characters comes from real life — including her own divorce. She said:

"Abby is the person I wish I've been. She's braver and more open to having more feelings than I did. I ended up hanging out with a much younger woman who I always thought was sort of a trophy wife … [I thought] well, she's been taken care of and had an easy ride so I can't relate to her. [But] she's a person just like me and in a way, knowing that helped me get rid of my assumption about what it is to be an extraordinary beautiful woman. That was really the inspiration for Phoebe. And the Lyla character was based on a friend of mine who's just going through a really, really ugly divorce and I always feel like she's my rage."

So will Bravo viewers warm up to these characters when they have larger-than-life ones like NeNe Leakes and Teresa Giudice? We think viewers will find Abby and company a lot more "real" than some of the housewives. Hear what makes GG2D special straight from the casts' mouths in the clip above.

And as bonus, see which Real Housewives city the Girlfriends castmembers would join (below)!

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2 comments to “EXCLUSIVE! Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce Isn't 'Reality' or Sex and The City… And Why That's A Good Thing!”

  1. Sandra says – reply to this


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    I´ve watched the first two episodes. Best new show of the season. I love it!

  2. angel says – reply to this


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    Marti Noxon involved with 'Buffy' too, can't wait, should be good