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Bravo Greenlights New Scripted Series My So Called Wife


Inbar Lavi, Rob Heaps, Parker Young, & Stephen Bishop star, with #GG2D's Paul Adelstein executive producing. 

By Jocelyn Vena

There's about to be a new scripted series on our block. The dark comedy My So Called Wife (working title) was picked up for series on Thursday, set to debut in 2017. The show follows con artist Maddie (played by Gang Related actress Inbar Lavi) who regularly gets men and women to fall in love with her, only to leave with their money and just enough of their dirty laundry to keep them from going to the authorities. But her life takes a turn for the complicated when two of her previous victims, Ezra (Rob Heaps of Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night) and Richard (Suburgatory's Parker Young) join forces to warn her next one, Patrick (Being Mary Jane's Stephen Bishop). 

The hour-long series is executive produced by Adam Brooks (Definitely, Maybe,), who also directed the pilot, and Paul Adelstein (who Bravo viewers know as Jake Novak on Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce). “Filled with intrigue and drama along with Bravo’s trademark wink and humor, this series is the perfect addition to the network’s slate as we continue our drive in the scripted arena,” said Frances Berwick, President, Lifestyle Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “This project builds upon the larger than life characters already populating Bravo in our scripted and unscripted fare, but is a world we could never do justice in reality, without the FBI subpoenaing us.”

"As Bravo expands its scripted profile, we’re proud to bring to life a story that is humorous, smart and sexy – the perfect fit for Bravo’s discerning audience,” Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions, added. “This project has been a longtime labor of love for Dawn Olmstead who brought it to us before joining our studio. We’re all excited to work with the brilliant Adam Brooks and Paul Adelstein.”

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