The "First Wives Club" is getting a second chance on television: Another rebooted version of the hit '90s comedy is being developed as a TV series.
Deadline reports that Tracy Oliver, who co-wrote the recent box office smash "Girls Trip," is penning a half-hour comedy pilot based on the original 1996 film for the Paramount Network (currently Spike, which will be rebranded in January). The flick featured the titular trio (played by Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton) banding together after their marriages end, and taking some revenge on their awful exes along the way.
According to the trade, Oliver's new version will follow a similar storyline, and will also be based in the original film's New York City setting. This is a separate project, however, from another "First Wives Club" reboot that was in the works last year, starring Alyson Hannigan, Vanessa Lachey, and Megan Hilty, which was in development at TV Land. The network ultimately passed on that project (which shot a pilot), though the rights to the concept were scooped up by sister station Spike/Paramount.
No word yet on who is being courted for this new project, though we think Oliver should start with her "Girls Trip" stars. Stay tuned.
Despondent over the marriage of her ex-husband to a younger woman, a middle-aged divorcée plunges to her death from her penthouse. At the woman's funeral, her former college friends (Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton) reunite for the first time in nearly 30 years. When the three discover the reason for their friend's suicide, they realize that all of their ex-husbands have taken them for granted -- and deciding it's time for revenge, they make a pact to get back at their exes. Read More