‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ is an American comedy-drama based on the ‘Girlfriends’ Guides’ book series by Vicki Iovine. It airs on Bravo and first premiered on December 2, 2014. It has been created for television by Marti Nixon who is known for works like ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘ and ‘Sharp Objects‘. Over the seasons the show has also come to be known as ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Freedom’, ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Bossing Up’ and ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Ever After’.
The series revolves around Abby McCarthy, a self-help author, who finds solace in her new friends and adventures with them as she is facing an impending divorce. The show has received positive reviews throughout its run and has been the best performer for the Bravo network for the last two seasons. Critics have also praised the show, saying it is “smartly acted, crisply written and willing to address all manner of issues — marriage, betrayal, family economics, friendship, even the pitfalls of public domesticity — in gratifyingly complex ways.”
The show has had five successful seasons so far. Now the question is, will there be a ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ season 6? We will delve into that question, but first let’s quickly look into the details of the series.
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce’ is led by Lisa Edelstein, who you might recognize from ‘The Good Doctor‘ and ‘The Kominsky Method‘. She plays the role of Abby McCarthy, who is a self-help book author in her early 40s living in Los Angeles. Her co-star from the ‘The Good Doctor’ Beau Garrett, whose other notable appearances include ‘Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior‘ and Terence Malick’s ‘Knight of Cups‘, appears as Phoebe Conte, a recent divorcee and a former model.
Alanna Ubach, known for ‘Legally Blonde‘, stars as Jo Hernandez-Frumpkis, Abby’s best friend who moves to LA to support her and is also separated after having found out that her husband had another family. Janeane Garofalo plays Lyla Straley, Abby’s friend who is also an entertainment lawyer and happens to be a divorcee.
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Plot: What is it about?
‘Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce’ is about Abby, our best-selling self-help author who has to hide the truth of her divorce to try and navigate life in LA in her 40s, but soon finds it harder than expected. In season 5, As Abby and the girlfriends move forward in their lives, they are constantly reminded of their past and ever-intertwined lives with their exes.
With Lady Parts finally on the stable ground, Abby wants to take her relationship with Mike (James Lesure) to the next level by blending their families but receives some hesitation from his ex and hers. Barbara allows herself to get into flirtations with a former flame to jeopardize her future with Darrell (Malcolm-Jamal Warner). Phoebe’s life is flipped upside down when her estranged brother Tony (Steve Talley) knocks on her door and she must decide whether to let him back in. She also gets back in the dating game and finds herself unexpectedly drawn to an enigmatic new man.
After taking the pregnancy test, Delia evaluates her relationship with Paul (Ignacio Serrichio) and comes to an unexpected conclusion. Meanwhile, Jo finds that mixing business with pleasure comes with its own side of the pros and cons. But the return of Jo’s ex Frumpkis (Maury Sterling) from rehab ultimately tests the strength of her relationship with Albert (Brian Markinson). As the girlfriends each face the future and all of its unknowns, they lean on one another to pave their own path to happily ever after.
The show leaves a memorable impression overall since it manages to find a perfect balance between the moments of levity and seriousness, and The Hollywood Reporter sums this up rather well, saying, “What stands out about ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ is not just that all the humor — and there’s plenty of it, a la ‘Sex and the City‘ — is nailed with precision by Noxon, as someone who really gets the funny nuances of a multitude of relationship scenarios, but how that humor never undercuts the emotional realism. That’s a deft trick, difficult to pull off. And it’s especially important because ‘Girlfriends’ Guide’ resonates (and will likely succeed creatively) for its heavier moments. You want to watch more episodes of this series not just because it’s funny, but because it understands that the emotionally complex elements of loving someone, marrying them and having kids with them are probably the reasons marriage tears two people apart over time.”
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Season 6 Release Date: Renewed or Canceled?
‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ Season 5 premiered on June 14, 2018. On August 5, 2016, way before the premiere of fifth season, Bravo had announced that the upcoming season would be the last. “There’s something really special about knowing when you end, and it does something to the writing that you can’t do on a show that is continuing without knowing whether it’s coming back next season,” Lisa Edelstein said in a statement.
Even though some shows are revived years after they are canceled, we are not sure whether this will be one of those shows. Still you never know several years down the line, some other network might pick up the show to give another life. If that happens, we will update you about ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ Season 6 release date.
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