TV, Music

Saturday, September 29, 2012


As you may know, (actually you SHOULD KNOW) Alyssa Milano has been cast in a new TV show called Mistresses. (HURRAY!!! I’m so f*cking excited! You don’t even know!!!!) So I thought I did a post maybe once a week with news and updates I find online.

What is Mistresses ?

In case you belong in the “don’t know” group, Mistresses is a remake of the UK series of the same name broadcasted on BBC from 2008 to 2010. It consists of 3 seasons with just 16 episodes in total. The U.S. remake has been ordered to series for 13 episodes by ABC and is set to premiere in May 2013, possibly after Bachelor/Bachelorette on Mondays.

It is described as:

“A provocative and thrilling drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends -- each on her own path to self-discovery as they brave the turbulent journey together.

Who stars in Mistresses ?

Alyssa Milano plays Savannah (Savi) Davis, a successful attorney working toward the next phase in her life, both professionally and personally. She is trying to start a family with her husband Harry Dillon, played by Aussie Brett Tucker, while she flirts with Dominic Montgomery played by Jason George, a partner at her law firm. From the trailer, it is shown that Harry owns the restaurant "Savannah Kitchen". (How cute is that??)

Jes Macallan plays Savi's sister Josslyn Carver, a real estate agent. Chris Payne Gilbert is a married man who is having an affair with Josslyn. He has also played Billy Appleby in season 2 of Charmed. The guy in Phoebe's favorite movie "Kill It Before It Dies". Cool trivia, if you ask me!

Rochelle Aytes is April, a widowed mother of two, who is trying to get back into the dating scene. Cameron Bender stars as Richard , April's love interest. From the trailer, we learn that her deceased husband was cheating on her and his mistress was pregnant when he died.

Last but not least, the fourth ‘mistress’ is Yunjin Kim, who plays Karen. According to the wikipedia, Karen is a psychiatrist who is upset over the death of a patient with whom she was involved.

Erik Stocklin is Sam Gray whose mother will be played by actress Penelope Ann Miller. CSI's Gary Dourdan will be a detective who creates problems to Karen and Elizabeth Gray. Actor Matt Del Legro will be Karen's colleague. Mike Dopud is another guest star, whom you may remember from Smallville. He will play Olivier, a European who gets into business with Josslyn. Shannyn Sossamon has also joined the cast in an unknown till now role. Savi and Josslyn's mother will be played by JoBeth Williams, whom you know if you watch Private Practice as Addison's mother.

Something I noticed is that Savi's last name is Davis, while Josslyn's is Carver. At first I thought, she took her husband's name, but Harry's last name is Dillon. So, maybe Josslyn and Savi have different fathers. That's why they don't look alike that much.

According to Alyssa Milano’s tweets, 7 episodes have been filmed till now. Here are some backstage photos:

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Mistresses is executive produced and written by Bob Sertner (Revenge, No Ordinary Family), KJ Steinberg (Gilded Lilys, Gossip Girl), Rina Mimoun (Privileged, Gilmore Girls) and Douglass Rae. Cherie Nowlan is the director of the show.

Watch the trailer:

Let me know in the comments below which storyline interests you most!