Posted by | Ray Cornelius
The new TV version of The First Wives Club has found a new home in BET.
According to S&A, the project featuring Jill Scott and Malik Yoba, was initially supposed to be for Paramount TV but now has been moved to another network within the Viacom sphere.
“We are thrilled that Tracy Oliver and Paramount Television’s First Wives Club will be coming to BET Networks. We have been big fans of Tracy, the project and its incredible cast all along. The concept she has for the series fits perfectly with our programming strategy of character-driven content anchored in the black experience, and it aligns seamlessly with our core audience. We are currently working closely with Paramount Television on Boomerang and are excited to continue working with them on this project,” said BET Network president Scott Mills.
The First Wives Club will follow “Ari (Ryan Michelle Bathe), Bree (Michelle Buteau) and Hazel (Scott) who band together after their marriages fall apart, and who find strength in their sisterhood and of course a little revenge.” The husbands will be played by Yoba, RonReaco Lee and Mark Tallman.
The original First Wives Club was a 1996 movie that featured iconic actresses Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton.
Photo Credit: Instagram/Malik Yoba