Girlfriends Guide to Divorce
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The Girlfriends Guide to Divorce is a reality TV series on the Bravo network. The series is about a self-help writer Abby McCarthy, played by Lisa Edelstein and her life as a single woman in her 40’s. The series is Bravo’s first venture into scripted programming.

Cast Overview

Following is a list of the primary cast members for the show. Click on the cast member name for more detailed information.

  • Alanna Ubach as Jo
  • Beau Garrett as Phoebe Wells
  • Janeane Garofalo as Lyla Straley
  • Julianna Guill as Becca Riley
  • Lisa Edelstein as Abby McCarthy
  • Necar Zadegan as Delia Banai
  • Patrick Heusinger as Max McCarthy
  • Paul Adelstein as Jake Novak
  • Retta

List of Episodes

Season 1

  • Never Lie to the Kids
  • Rule #174: Never Trust Anyone Who Charges by the Hour
  • Rule #47: Always Take Advantage of Me Time
  • Rule #426: Fantasyland: A Great Place to Visit
  • Rule #21: Leave Childishness to Children
  • Rule #33: When in Doubt, Run Away
  • Rule #67: Don’t Kill the Princess
  • Rule #17: Ask the Answer Lady
  • Rule #32: F-You, Rob Frumpkis
  • Rule #3: Don’t Stand in the Doorway
  • Rule #46: Keep the Holidays Low Key
  • Rule #92: Don’t Do the Crime If You Can’t Do the Time
  • Rule #101: Know When It’s Time to Move On

Season 2

  • Rule #58: Avoid the Douchemobile
  • Rule #77: Don’t Blow the Bubble
  • Rule #8: Timing Is Everything
  • Rule #605: You Can Go Home Again
  • Rule #72: It’s Never Too Late to Be a Mean Girl
  • Rule #25: Beware the Second Chance
  • Rule #14: No Means…No
  • Rule #79: Labels Are for Canned Goods
  • Rule #81: There’s No Crying in Porn
  • Rule #36: If You Can’t Stand the Heat, You’re Cooked
  • Rule #118: Let Her Eat Cake
  • Rule #876: Everything Does Not Happen for a Reason
  • Rule #59: Happily Ever After Is an Oxymoron

Season 3

  • Rule #43: When One Door Opens, There’s an Icy Draft
  • Rule #137: Move Your Car
  • Rule #188: Mind Your Side of the Plate
  • Rule #225: What Happens in Bakersfield Stays in Bakersfield
  • Rule #99: Cook Naked
  • Rule #218: There’s No Crying in Baseball
  • Rule #91: Run Toward What Scares You

Season 4

  • Rule #776: The Cat is Always on the Roof
  • Rule #10: Just Survive
  • Rule #706: Let Them Eat Cupcakes
  • Rule #49: Let It Shine
  • Rule #930: Plan for New Plans
  • Rule #155: Go with the Magician

Season 5

  • Rule No. 773: Step and Repeat
  • Rule #149: Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow

Executive Producers

  • Craig Shapiro
  • Liz Kruger
  • Marti Noxon
  • Meryl Poster
  • Robert Duncan McNeill
  • Vicki Iovine

Studio Information

The show is produced by Tiny Pyro Productions and Universal Cable Productions and distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution.

Critical Response and Awards

The show received generally positive responses from critics and the viewing audience.

  • IMDB gives the show a rating of 6.9 stars out of 10 based on more than 3000 reviews.
  • Metacritic gave the show a rating of 69 out of 100.

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