You know who's been missing from TV? Scratch that, you know who's been missing from my life?? Janeane Garofalo. I fell in love with the whipsmart actress/comedian back in the '90s, and if you're an old lady like me, chances are you did, too. (Remember Reality Bites and how every part of the movie that didn't involve Janeane Garofalo made you want to scream at the screen "BRING JANEANE GAROFALO BACK!!" And how ridiculously funny she was on The Ben Stiller Show??) Anyway, I have the best news ever: Janeane Garofalo is coming back to TV, thanks to the new Bravo pilot The Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce.
If that name sounds familiar, it's probably because you've read -- or at least heard of -- the uber-popular self-help book of the same name by Vicki Iovine (author of The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy, The Girlfriend's Guide to Toddlers, etc.). The main character, "Vicki," is an "author of self-help books who hides the fact she's separated from her husband from her fans as she embarks on the singles scene in Los Angeles" and will be played by Lisa Edelstein of House fame; Garofalo will play "Lyla," Vicki's friend/entertainment lawyer "who is a real shark but also fiercely maternal and involved with the people she loves."
Sounds sort of like the perfect role for Garofalo, right? Of course, I'd prefer to see her STARRING in a new series (why must she always be the sidekick??), but I'm still super-psyched to see what she does with the part -- I'm still super-psyched to see her at all!!
Are you happy to hear that Janeane Garofalo is coming back to TV?
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