‘House’ Star Lisa Edelstein Signs On For Bravo Scripted Drama

by | September 15, 2013 at 9:18 AM | Bravo, TV News

Lisa Edelstein (Photo: Getty Images)

Bravo will take another shot at getting a scripted drama off the ground — this time with “House” star Lisa Edelstein on-board in the project’s leading role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Edelstein, 47 — who played hospital administrator Lisa Cuddy on “House” — will take up the leading role in a scripted-series adaptation of a book — “The Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” by Vicki Iovine, who will also serve as an executive producer, THR said.

In the proposed show, for which Bravo has ordered a pilot, Edelstein will play a self-help author named Vicki who is separated from her husband, but is keeping it a secret from everyone.

Nevertheless, the THR story says, the Vicki character starts to explore the dating world, and in the process seeks advice and counsel from divorced and separated friends.

The series is being described as a “dramedy,” so it’s logical to assume it intends to treat its subject matter light-heartedly.

There was no word on when this series might come to air — or even if it will ever become a series since that decision will be based on the quality of the pilot.

Bravo is known, of course, for a lineup composed mostly of original reality series such as the “Real Housewives” shows. But the NBC-owned cable channel has long signaled its desire to develop scripted shows.

Its most recent effort didn’t make it past the pilot stage, however. It was a proposed series called “Rita” about an outspoken schoolteacher. Anna Gunn of “Breaking Bad” starred in the pilot, but Bravo reportedly passed on the series recently.