WEEKEND WATCH: 'GCB' on ABC
The show we're eagerly awaiting this weekend is GCB, formerly known as Good Christian Bitches (a name we're sure Middle America focus groups objected to) and then Good Christian Belles before being given its current initial name. The comedy-drama premieres this Sunday night. It was created and written by Robert Harling (gay-fave play and movie Steel Magnolias), produced by Darren Star (gay-face series and movies Sex and the City) and stars some of our favorite ladies: Kristin Chenoweth (back on TV after Pushing Daisies was tragically canceled), Leslie Bibb (Popular), Miriam Shor (Hedwig and the Angry Inch was her first major stage role), popular character actresses Jennifer Aspen and Marisol Nichols, and with the incredible Annie Potts.
The series follows Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), who was the former "Queen Bitch" in high school. Now life has gone a little downhill, so she returns home to Dallas where she grew up—only now she's a recently widowed and a single mother of two children. She meets her former school friends, whom she used to mock because that's what mean girls do. There's church-going Carlene Cockburn (Kristin Chenoweth) the current GCB "Queen," the once-beautiful and now full-figured Sharon Peacham (Jennifer Aspen) who does what Carlene commands, the glamorous queen of local gossip Heather Cruz (Marisol Nichols), and Cricket Caruth-Reilly (Miriam Shor) who is a high-powered business woman with a gay husband (Mark Deklin). Amanda resides with her children and her fifty-something mother Gigi Stopper (Annie Potts), who still acts like a twenty something.
Oh yes, this is going to be delicious. Check out the extended trailer below and get ready for all the fun this Sunday night.