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ABC wants Malin Akerman as their 'Trophy Wife'

ABC picked up a property for a single-camera comedy pilot 'Trophy Wife,' and they wasted no time bending down on one knee to propose to Malin Akerman.

Malin Akerman

Deadline.com is exclusively reporting that Akerman ('Suburgatory') is in negotiations to star in 'Trophy Wife' as a reformed party-girl named Kate who falls in love with a man who has three manipulative children and two condescending ex-wives. Kate's life goes from being all about her to suddenly comprising this entire extended family and, hopefully, hilarity will ensue.

Written and Exec Produced by Emily Halpern ('Private Practice') and Sarah Haskins ('Infomania'), 'Trophy Wife' is also being backed by the writers of the hit Cameron Diaz flick 'Bad Teacher,' Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky.

Akerman is considering stepping up to the plate for ABC once again, after starring in last season's pilot 'Smart One.' Akerman has a number of feature films in development and television networks have been eager to attach her to a series, as her stock is likely to rise even further when 'CBGB' is released in 2013 (co-starring Alan Rickman and Rupert Grint). With a whopping six features in development to follow 'CBGB,' it's a wonder Akerman has even found the time for negotiations with ABC, let alone a pilot.

As an actress, Akerman has always showcased her comedic talents along with her drama, so these negotiations show a continued refusal to be typecast--or to be cast only for her trophy-worthy good looks.

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Written by: bad_subject
Sep 14th, 2012, 4:57 am

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Message Posted On Sep 16th, 2012, 1:23 am

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Message Posted On Sep 14th, 2012, 12:01 pm

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Message Posted On Sep 14th, 2012, 11:36 am
msd85 - I owe everyone, and Sam especially a wholehearted Mea culpa: now I see that I ended up conflating " news / 2135 / fringe-season-5-premiere-promo-photos-released " ***[[[with]]]*** " news / 2147 / fringe-season-5-showrunner-j-h-wyman-reveals-new-photos-from-the-future " [and, in light of several replies, I am finding that original comment not have been that intelligent, to begin with] *** Therefore, I, humbly, extend a personal apology to Sam McPherson for pulling an unwarranted Romney on him; and also a public apology to the site, overall. Noting that, indeed, nobody has censored anything I have written here, ever (and especially seeing as I often write dangerously!). *** So, thank you for your attention and understanding, Staff-of-Tvrage. It is greatly appreciated. And keep up the great work!
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Message Posted On Sep 14th, 2012, 11:05 am

You can't honestly expect somebody writing an English language article to constantly go out of their way to insert that symbol above Akerman's name Fulgrogg. It would be way too much time spent proof-reading every instance of her name to fix something that only Swedes such as yourself would probably ever notice.

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Message Posted On Sep 14th, 2012, 10:38 am

Ã…kerman ffs. Not Akerman.

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Message Posted On Sep 14th, 2012, 9:16 am

As I just said to you on the other article Anonypuss, Sam doesn't have the ability to delete comments. As a rule, the site as a whole generally doesn't delete comments unless they're determined to contain racism or other hate speech, or are unnecessarily sexually graphic in nature. Comments aren't deleted just for being contrary to the author. So, as I said, tell me which of your comments are disappearing, and I'd be happy to look into it for you.

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Message Posted On Sep 14th, 2012, 9:02 am
p.s. Correction: misread ABC as NBC - still, almost as bad.
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Message Posted On Sep 14th, 2012, 9:00 am
Malin Akerman has long been playing Doctor Valerie Flame in the (hilarious, awesome) Rob Corddry/David Wain comedy device 'Childrens Hospital' (episode six of season four was broadcasted yesterday). If she had a scant appearance on the (somewhat cute) 'Suburgatory,' I think most of us missed it. (but, on closer examination, imdb says" yes, she appeared in two Suburgatory episodes - versus - 27 Childrens Hospital ones). So, yeah, odd emphasis. **** But, I digress. She is talented (and hot) and Anonypuss is wishing her and the new show (but not NBC-which sucks and ought to get off of the stage!) much success. **** p.s. please, no pulling a Sam McPherson and deleting this post due to its annoyance level to the article author-please!
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