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Mistresses 1×13 Promo “I Choose You” (HD) Season Finale

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Mistresses 1×12 Promo “When One Door Closes…” (HD)

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Mistresses 1×11 Promo “Full Disclosure” (HD)

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Mistresses 1×10 Promo “Indecent Proposals” (HD)

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Mistresses 1×09 Promo “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (HD)

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Mistresses 1×08 Promo “Ultimatum” (HD)

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Mistresses 1×07 Promo “All In” (HD)

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Mistresses 1×06 Promo “Payback” (HD)

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Mistresses 1×05 Promo “Decisions, Decisions” (HD)

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Mistresses 1×04 Promo “A Kiss Is Just a Kiss?” (HD)

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Mistresses 1×03 Promo “Breaking And Entering” (HD)

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Mistresses 1×02 Promo “The Morning After” (HD)

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ABC’s Mistresses Is More Than Just a Guilty Pleasure

June 3, 2013 Leave a comment

With a name like Mistresses, ABC’s new drama has guilty pleasure written all over it.

Based on the British series of the same name, Mistresses stars Alyssa Milano, Rochelle Aytes, Yunjin Kim and Jes Maccallan as a group of women whose lives are full of illicit and complicated relationships — most of them involving being “the other woman,” and one of them involving another woman. (Yes, we’re talking about a lesbian relationship.)

Though being called a “guilty pleasure” tends to draw the ire of some showrunners, executive producer Rina Mimoun (Privileged, Gilmore Girls) doesn’t seem to mind. “I embrace the term because it is soapy,” she says. “Of course there are some melodramatic story points. This isn’t Homeland. It’s not The Wire. Is Parenthood a guilty pleasure? I don’t think it is, but I hope we live in that world. Hopefully we’re a grounded, relatable drama that has a lot of fun to it. Any time you take off your clothes a lot, you get a little guilty, so that’s fine. We’ve got a lot of naked boys and girls running around, so it’s a little guilty, but there’s more to it than that.”

In the series premiere alone (Monday, 10/9c, ABC), Savi (Milano) has an affair with a co-worker (Jason George), while Karen (Kim) deals with the loss of a patient with whom she was having an affair. Subsequently, she has an interesting and highly inappropriate relationship with his son. But it’s not all as saucy as it sounds. At its core, the show is grounded in the realistic fallout of what an affair can do to all of those affected, not just the couple. “We really struggled to make sure that we don’t think that adultery is no big deal,” Mimoun says. “We don’t think being a mistress or having been affected by your husband cheating on you is something that’s frothy and adorable. It’s serious and we try to deal with it in that way and handle it delicately.”

It’s this approach that Milano says will help Mistresses stand apart from other soapy dramas — particularly that other ABC show centered on four women. “Desperate Housewives is a farce,” she says. “Mistresses is really grounded in reality and honesty. We’re not glib about any of the situations that we’re getting into. We explore them and handle them in a very real way. Everyone is very honest with each other. April [Aytes] disapproves of Savi’s affair, so we’re not trying to candy coat it.”

Mimoun echoes that sentiment when noting the similar comparisons being made between Mistresses and Sex and the City. “I absolutely do miss Sex and the City and do miss having a show where I get to concentrate on four women, but Mistresses is not about making fun of them, but really getting involved and invested in four women again,” she says.

Also helping to ground the series is the fact that, while some of the storylines are carried over from the British show, Mimoun says several plot points were inspired by the writers’ personal lives. “We’re not campy, we’re not broad in the comedy,” she says.

Although Mimoun is well aware of the conclusions viewers will draw from a name like Mistresses, she points to other shows, like Cougar Town, which have been able to overcome their titles. “That show then became a really fun comedy and it wasn’t about a cougar town,” she says. “We’re not about mistresses in a way that people are ready to assume. The title is what it is, but it’s a relationship soap.”

“The show is so much more than the salaciousness of it,” Milano adds. “So if people tune in for it to be something and it turns into guilty pleasure because they become addicted to the storylines and the characters, then I’m all for it.”

Mistresses premieres Monday at 10/9c on ABC. Will you be watching?

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Mistresses (ABC) Series Premiere Promo

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Mistresses – New Promotional Poster

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Mistresses – Cast Promotional Group Photo

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Mistresses Casts JoBeth Williams as Alyssa Milano’s Mom

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Addison’s Private Practice mom has found a new family. ABC’s midseason drama Mistresses has tapped JoBeth Williams — aka Addie’s troubled ma Bizzy — to play the mother of Alyssa Milano and Jes Macallan’s characters, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Based on the British format by the same name, Mistresses follows four women (Milano, newcomer Macallan, Lost‘s Yunjin Kim and Work It‘s Rochelle Aytes) as they balance their turbulent romantic and personal lives. The series also stars Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy) and Aussie Brett Tucker (Castle, Spartacus: Vengeance). Williams — whose other recent credits include Scandal and Hart of Dixie — will appear in Episode 9.

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July 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Veteran film and TV actress Penelope Ann Miller is joining ABC’s upcoming sexy soapy drama series Mistresses.

Miller (Men of a Certain Age, The Artist) has landed a recurring role on the show. She’ll play Sam’s (Erik Stocklin) mother on the series who has no idea her late husband had a romance with another woman (Yunjin Kim).

Mistresses tells the story of four women with turbulent romantic lives. ABC will debut the show in midseason.

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Mistresses – First Look – Trailer (Spoilers)

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ABC: Renewed, Canceled or Picked Up?

May 14, 2012 Leave a comment



America’s Funniest Home Videos: Renewed
Body of Proof: Renewed
Castle: Renewed
Cougar Town : Renewed and headed to TBS
Dancing With the Stars : Renewed
Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apt 23: Renewed
Grey’s Anatomy: Renewed
Happy Endings : Renewed
Last Man Standing : Renewed
Modern Family: Renewed
Once Upon a Time : Renewed
Private Practice: RenewedRevenge : Renewed
Scandal: Renewed
Shark Tank: Renewed
Suburgatory: Renewed
The Bachelor: Renewed
The Bachelorette : Renewed
The Middle: Renewed
Wife Swap: Renewed


Charlie’s Angels: Canceled
Desperate Housewives: Series finale airs this Sunday
GCB: Canceled
Man Up: Canceled
Missing: Canceled
Pan Am: Canceled
The River: Canceled
Work It: Canceled

Picked Up
666 Park
When a young couple accepts an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City, they unwittingly begin to experience supernatural occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building.

Family Tools  (AKA: Red Van Man)
Jack Shea (Kyle Bornheimer) is the King of Epic Fails. When it comes to his career, he always screws things up. In the Army, he accidently shot someone. In the Police Academy, he accidently shot himself. So Jack is headed home to regroup, again. Jack’s dad, Tony (JK Simmons), has spent his whole life building a successful hometown handyman business, but is suddenly forced to retire due to a heart condition. Jack becomes the new Mr. Jiffy-Fix. Jack soon discovers there’s quite a learning curve to this handyman stuff.

How to Live With Your Parents For the Rest of Your Life
Polly, a recently divorced, single mom, moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max, a couple who’s full of life but knows no boundaries.

Last Resort
An international action-thriller-soap that follows the story of establishing a new society in a world held hostage by the crew of a ballistic missile submarine. Basically a U.S. nuclear sub crew refuses orders to fire their missiles and escape to a NATO outpost and declare themselves the smallest nuclear nation.

Malibu County
In Malibu Country, McEntire stars as a broke divorcee who moves her family to Malibu where she attempts to revive her music career while keeping her children from being corrupted by the city. McEntire will reunite with Reba showrunner Kevin Abbott, who will write and executive-produce the pilot, along with Mindy Schultheis, Michael Hanel, Pam Williams, Dave Stewart and Narvel Blackstock.

Mistresses (2012)
Written by K.J. Steinberg (co-executive producer of Gossip Girl and The Nine), the series follows four women buffeted by the scandalous romantic lives they’re leading.

Nashville (2012)
A family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene that follows one star at her peak and one on the rise.

Red Widow (AKA: Penoza)
Meet Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell – Melinda and Melinda) a suburban housewife who’s living the good life in Northern California. Behind this perfect facade is a family of organized criminals. Marta’s father, her brother, and husband Franklin all make their living through illegal means, and up until now, she has turned a blind eye to this fact. But when Franklin is murdered, Marta uncovers a tenacity she never knew she had.

The Neighbors (AKA: Down To Earth)
Family that moves into a highly desirable gated community in New Jersey only to discover that the entire neighborhood is made up of aliens disguised as humans.

Zero Hour (2012)
A bizarre twist of fate pulls a man who’s spent 20 years as the editor of a skeptics magazine into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history.


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