First Wives Club

Outstanding Comedy Series

 

Best friends Ari (Ryan Michelle Bathe), Hazel (Jill Scott) and Bree (Michelle Buteau) navigate music superstar Hazel’s tabloid-ridden divorce, campaign manager Ari’s unsatisfying marriage to her political candidate husband, and orthopedic surgeon Bree’s cheating husband. Tired of always being the ones to make sacrifices in their lives, Ari, Hazel and Bree vow to prioritize their friendship and, along the way, the women learn that as long as they have each other, there’s nothing they can’t do.

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Comedy Series

Executive Produced and Written by: Tracy Oliver

/ Cast

Ryan Michelle Bathe

as Ari Montgomery

Jill Scott

as Hazel Rachelle

Michelle Buteau

as Bree Washington

RonReaco Lee as Gary Washington

Malik Yoba as Derek Ellsworth

Mark Tallman as David Montgomery

 

/ Episodes

S1 E1 | "Pilot"

A public breakup with her cheating music producer husband has singing superstar Hazel turning to her BFFs Ari and Bree for support. Feeling unfulfilled, the women vow to reclaim their lives: starting by releasing Hazel’s new song themselves.

S1 E2 | "Plan B"

A spending spree with Derek’s money gets Hazel financially cut off. Ari agrees to be Hazel’s lawyer, and is put in an awkward position when David accepts a donation from Derek. After trying therapy with Gary, Bree realizes she wants a divorce.

S1 E3 | "Diamonds are Forever"

Ari and David clash about Derek’s growing involvement in David’s campaign. Unable to track down Hazel’s pre-nup, Ari, Hazel and Bree orchestrate a heist into Derek’s penthouse to steal his copy of their pre-nup. Bree serves Gary with divorce papers.

S1 E4 | "Storytelling"

Ari is pissed when a scandalous video of her daughter Megan is leaked. Bree faces the reality of life without Gary when he becomes less available. Hazel is forced to sell off her prized possessions to help with her financial situation.

S1 E5 | "What Happens Upstate"

Hazel brings Ari and Bree to a party for a music producer who could help her career, but soon realizes she’d rather release her album without his help. Ari feels unsatisfied in her marriage after seeing an ex, and Bree discovers she still loves Gary.

S1 E6 | "What Happens Upstate"

Hazel brings Ari and Bree to a party for a music producer who could help her career, but soon realizes she’d rather release her album without his help. Ari feels unsatisfied in her marriage after seeing an ex, and Bree discovers she still loves Gary.

S1 E7 | "Something Blue"

Hazel and Bree go to Sag Harbor to support Ari, both in present day and in flashbacks, as they reminisce about Ari’s wedding to David, and how unhappy she was even back then. As Ari considers divorce, David surprises her by asking for a vow renewal.

S1 E8 | "One Night Only"

Bree and Gary disagree about if they should still get a divorce. Hazel considers going into business with Derek, which erupts into a confrontation between her, Bree and Ari, leading Bree to kick Hazel out of her house and Ari to quit as her lawyer.

S1 E9 | "Vengeance"

Hazel realizes her partnership with Derek is a mistake and calls it off. The ladies reconcile to get revenge on Derek. Hazel launches her own label after her album debuts at #1. Ari considers a job offer and Gary moves back in with Bree.