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TORONTO (Sept. 12, 2013) – In an effort to drive sampling and awareness ahead of Premiere Week, CTV announced today that the series premiere of the highly anticipated new relationship comedy TROPHY WIFE has joined fellow freshman comedy THE GOLDBERGS on the Network’s video player at CTV.ca. Following their free digital previews, the pair of new comedy series joins CTV’s incredible new Tuesday night lineup beginning Sept. 24. With the series preview also available on the CTV App, TROPHY WIFE stars Swedish-Canadian actress Malin Akerman (27 Dresses, The Heartbreak Kid) as Kate, a young woman who finds herself in an “instafamily,” struggling to fit in with her much older husband, three manipulative children, and two judgmental ex-wives.
TROPHY WIFE airs regularly on Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, immediately following THE GOLDBERGS. Both comedies are part of CTV’s blockbuster Tuesday night lineup, also featuring this year’s most-anticipated new series, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and PERSON OF INTEREST at 10 p.m. ET/PT, all beginning Sept. 24 on CTV.
They say the third time’s the charm and reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman) is hoping that’s true when she becomes the third wife of a slightly older man, Pete (Bradley Whitford), in TROPHY WIFE. They fell into each other’s arms (literally) at a karaoke bar and flash forward a year later, Kate finds herself with an ready-made family complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. But Kate is determined to make this work and become part of the family no matter what. Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) is ex-wife number one, an intense and over-achieving former Olympic athlete and the mother of twin teenagers, Hillary and Warren. Diane is quick to convey her withering disapproval of Kate’s barely tapped maternal instincts. Daughter Hillary is not a fan of her new step-mom either, despite Kate’s attempts to win her trust, and son Warren may have an erotic fixation on his dad’s beautiful, young spouse. Ex-wife number two, Jackie, is mother to adopted son, Bert, and can pull Pete’s strings with her special blend of neurotic, new-ageyness. Juggling all this baggage is uncharted territory for Kate who finds support in the most unusual place – with her best friend Meg (Natalie Morales), a party-hearty singleton and the only woman Kate knows who has less experience with kids than she does.
New episodes of TROPHY WIFE will also be available the day following its television broadcast across CTV’s digital platforms, including CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel on Bell Mobile TV, and through video on demand partners such as Bell Fibe TV.
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SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Malin Akerman – @MalinAkerman
Marcia Gay Harden – @Beloving2
Michaela Watkins – @michaelaWat
Natalie Morales – @nataliemorales
Ryan Lee – @_RyanLee_
Albert Tsai – @AlbertTsaiActor
Bailee Madison – @BaileeMadison
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