On January 4, 2015, I will be shutting down the server that hosts The TV IV website. It has been a very long time since I've been able to put any decent amount of time into the site, and ad revenue is plummeting. I think it is time to shut it down or hand it off to someone who can keep it going properly. If you are interested in taking over the site's code and data, contact administrators at --CygnusTMtalk

The Starter Wife

From The TV IV
Jump to: navigation, search
The Starter Wife
The Starter Wife-Cast.jpg
Premiere May 31, 2007
Finale December 12, 2008
Creator Josann McGibbon
Sara Parriott
Gigi Levangie Grazer (book)
Network USA
Style 60-minute comedic drama
Company McGibbons/Parriott Productions
Hay Pop Productions
3 Arts Entertainment
NBC Universal Television Studio
(season 1 / miniseries)
Universal Media Studios
(season 2)
Seasons 2
Episodes 16
Origin USA
Movie Projector Icon.gif This article about a program needs to be expanded with more information.
Please help out by editing it.

The Starter Wife is a comedic drama that aired on USA. Although originally conceived as a miniseries, the massive acclaim and 10 Emmy nominations caused the network to extend it into a full series. On February 12, 2009 USA announced that they would not be ordering another season.



Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast
Debra Messing Molly Kagan 1 2
Miranda Otto Cricket Stewart 1
Judy Davis Joan McCallister 1 2
Joe Mantegna Lou Manahan 1 2
Anika Noni Rose Lavender 1
Peter Jacobson Kenny Kagan 1
David Alan Basche 2
Stephen Moyer Sam 1
Aden Young Jorge Stewart 1
Chris Diamantopoulos Rodney 1 2
Danielle Nicolet Liz Marsh 2
Bethany Whitmore Jaden Kagan 1
Brielle Barbusca 2
Hart Bochner Zach 2


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One: Referred to as a "miniseries" May 31, 2007 June 28, 2007 6
Season Two: Referred to as Season One October 10, 2008 December 12, 2008 10


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Starter Wife
Season One
September 11, 2007 2 purchase
Season 1
Season Two
March 10, 2009 2 purchase

External Sites