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GCB: Pilot

In the premiere episode, "Pilot," Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), once the ultimate high school "mean girl," is forced to return home in disgrace after her marriage ends in scandal. Reluctant but desperate, Amanda has no choice but to turn to her mother, Gigi (Annie Potts), for help. Gigi, the quintessential proper Dallas socialite, wants nothing more than to have Amanda back and to give Amanda's two teenage kids a good southern upbringing. The problem is that Amanda is nothing like the girl she was 20 years ago and is hesitant about re-entering this world of opulence, status and salacious rumor mills. She is hopeful for a new start, but soon finds it's not that easy to escape your past in this tight knit community, and the women of Dallas are none too happy to see her back in town. Carlene Cockburn (Kristin Chenoweth), once the ugly duckling, was tortured by Amanda in high school but has made quite the "assisted" transformation since. Now she has a picture-perfect, lavish life with a gorgeous husband, yet she still can't seem to let go of old grudges. Then there's Cricket Caruth-Reilly (Miriam Shor) whose boyfriend Amanda stole and later married. Cricket is now a tough-as-nails, successful businesswoman with a perfect marriage - at least so it appears from the outside. Sharon Peacham (Jennifer Aspen), the fallen beauty queen whose chance at the Miss Teen Dallas crown was snatched away by a malicious rumor Amanda started, hasn't really been the same since. Finally, there's Heather Cruz (Marisol Nichols), a bit of an outsider back in high school who has now become fully inducted into this twisted little social clique of affluent, sugary, God-fearing, steely women whose bark is as bad as their bite. You know what they say about payback, Amanda, it's a...

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Sunday March 04th, 2012

Director: Alan Poul
Teleplay: Robert Harling

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Mar 04, 2012
PL (Fox Life) Mar 13, 2012
SE (Kanal 5) Mar 27, 2012

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (6 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Lauran Irion
As Laura Vaughn
Colton Shires
As Will Vaughn
Jenni Baird
As Mikki
Greg Vaughan
As Bill Vaughn

Co-Guest Stars
Denton Everett
As Booth Becker
Ryan Akin
As Bozeman Peacham
LeeAnne Locken
As Jobeth (as Leanne Locken)
Alika Ray
As Pixie
Nick Krause
As Landry Cockburn
Donny Boaz
As Rev. John Tudor
Adam Kulbersh
As Manson Riggs
Nefetari Spencer
As Bridget Sanchez-Fong
Wilbur Penn
As Manager
John Gabriel Rodriquez
As Another Assistant
Michael Tennant
As Mechanical Bull Barker
Glen Walker
As Anchor

Chloe Lanier
As Ice Cream Vendor
Main Cast
Leslie Bibb
As Amanda Vaughn
Jennifer Aspen
As Sharon Peacham
Marisol Nichols
As Heather Cruz
Miriam Shor
As Cricket Caruth-Reilly
David James Elliott
As Ripp Cockburn
Mark Deklin
As Blake Reilly
Brad Beyer
As Zack Peacham
Annie Potts
As Gigi Stopper
Kristin Chenoweth
As Carlene Cockburn


The scene opens with a man and woman robbing a safe. A wealthy, but desperate man fled California with nothing but a flashy car, boatloads of cash, and a beautiful brunette at his side. The brunette immediately offered some good old fashioned road-oral-pleasure, letting us know instantly that this woman was NOT HIS WIFE. We also quickly learned that the man is a terrible multitasker, because three or four seconds into the thing he drove the car straight off the cliffs. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Brett EldredgeI Just Can't BehaveBlake and Amanda catch up in the booth
Dierks BentleyAm I The Only OneAmanda steps out in her fancy dress
Frankie BallardA Buncha GirlsBoobylicious: Amanda asks for a job
The JaneDear GirlsWildflowerBozeman takes a picture of Amanda at Boobylicious
Joanna CottenTell Me that I Go ToThe girls confront Amanda about the risque photo
Kristin ChenowethBlessed Be The Ties That BindAmanda offers a prayer of thanks to the congregati
Luke BryanCountry Girl (Shake It for Me)Amanda leaves for/arrives at the Longhorn Ball
Michelle Bradford JonesMe and My GirlsAmanda and Heather talk at the bar
Miranda LambertBaggage ClaimAmanda and kids pull up to her mom's house
Travis TrittT-r-o-u-b-l-eBlake tells Cricket they're playing their song
Vita ChambersYoung MoneyBill drives off a cliff on his way to Mexico

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerDarren Star  |  Alan Poul  |  Robert Harling
ProducerJim Weis
Co-ProducerCharles Pugliese  |  Cathy M. Frank  |  Blake McCormick
Production DesignerSteven Wolff
EditorRobert Frazen
CastingRichard Pagano  |  Debi Manwiller
Unit Production ManagerRichleigh Hz Heagh
First Assistant DirectorConcetta Rinaldo-Williams  |  Richard Coad
Second Assistant DirectorIngrid Behrens
MusicJeff Beal
Music EditorCraig Pettigrew
Music SupervisorAnastasia Brown  |  Frankie Pine
Costume DesignerEllen Mirojnick
Production Sound MixerDarrell Henke
Re-Recording MixerKevin Burns (2)  |  John Chalfant  |  Mark D. Fleming  |  Tom Dahl
Director of PhotographyMatthew Jensen
Costume SupervisorTaneia Lednicky
Department Head HairShawn Finch
Sound SupervisorDaniel Colman
Department Head Make-upNanette New
Post SupervisorTyson Hilgenberg
Dialect CoachJessica Drake (1)
Location CastingBeth Sepko
Developed ByRobert Harling
Based On The Book ByKim Gatlin
Warning: GCB season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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