Malin Akerman has long been one of my favorite funny ladies -- that'll happen when you star alongside Lisa Kudrow on HBO's painfully short-lived series The Comeback -- but she's failed to find a follow-up part that played off her comedic charms as perfectly as Juna Milken did. Well, that wait is over thanks to Trophy Wife, her new ABC series which also happens to be fall's funniest new show.
But don't let the title fool you! Akerman's character Kate is no self-absorbed, money-hungry twit. Kate is an aloof, charming, well-meaning new wife and mother who simply happened to fall for a twice-divorced father of three.
Bradley Whitford plays the object of all these women's desires, while Marcia Gay Harden and Michaela Watkins play his exes. The cast is rounded out with Bailee Madison, Ryan Scott Lee and scene-stealer Albert Tsai as the kids while Natalie Morales plays Kate's best friend, Meg.