If you could right your wrongs from the past would you? Channel 7’s new program GCB (based on Kim Gatlin’s hit book, Good Christian Bitches) premieres tonight and poses this very question to the audience.
GCB’s characters show us that gossip in mid-western America IS queen and explores the relationships between mother and daughter across three generations.
Spearheaded by stunning Leslie Bibb (Zookeeper) playing Amanda Vaughn, who is forced to return home in disgrace with her children to her childhood home of Dallas Texas (the original “mean girl”) after her husband dies in a car accident with his mistress after stealing billions of dollars from investors and the deliciously funny Kristen Chenoweth (Pushing Daisys) as Carlene Cockburn her main antagonist.
The women of Dallas are none too happy to see Amanda 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 rumour 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…
Leslie and Kristen also star alongside; Annie Potts (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,”) as Gigi Stopper, Jennifer Aspen (“Rodney”) as Sharon Peacham, Miriam Shor (“Swingtown,” “Damages”) as Cricket Caruth-Reilly, Marisol Nichols (“24”) as Heather Cruz, Mark Deklin (“Lone Star”) as Blake Reilly, David James Elliott (“JAG”) as Ripp Cockburn and Brad Beyer (“Jericho”) as Zack Peacham.
If you like your TV shows glamboyantly girly with a side serving of gossip, then y’all better tune in to Channel 7 tonight, 9pm for this delicious drama!
Category: Film & TV