Tuesday, November 27, 2018

'First Wives Club' Reboot Moving from Paramount Network to BET

The programming reshuffling at Viacom continues. Today, the corporate entity announced that the upcoming series reboot of First Wives Club will be moving from Paramount Network to BET. The scripted dramedy based on the 1996 film will debut in 2019.

Based in New York City, the new series follows a group of women who band together after their marriages fall apart and find strength in their sisterhood - and of course a little revenge.

The cast includes Jill Scott, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Michelle Buteau, Mark Tallman, RonReaco Lee and Malik Yoba.

Tracey Oliver created the series. She executive produces with Karen Rosenfeld, Scott Rudin and Tony Hernandez. Paramount Television and Jax Media produce.

"We are thrilled that Tracy Oliver and Paramount Television's First Wives Club will be coming to BET Networks," said Scott Mills, President, 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."