GCB is a comedy produced by ABC. It is set in an upper class neighborhood near Dallas, Texas. The story centers on Amanda Vaughn, played by Leslie Bibb. Amanda is a recently widowed mother of two who returns to her childhood home after her husband dies in a car crash with his mistress, and Amanda loses her fortune.
The title GCB is short for Good Christian Belles, which refers to the comedies main protagonists, who embark on a series of adventures with their husbands and neighbors. Kristin Chenoweth plays Carlene Cockburn, a vivacious and outgoing, yet manipulative and abrasive housewife, and Amanda's primary antagonist. After suffering from years of Amanda's bullying, Carlene has risen to the status of the new queen bee in the neighborhood, and she delights in finding ways to make Amanda's life more difficult.
Rounding out the group is Jennifer Aspen as Sharon Peacham, a former beauty queen who has married a former football player and gained some weight. She is completely devoted to and terrified of Carlene, and performs the bulk of her bidding. Marisol Nichols plays Heather Cruz, a successful and single realtor who accepts Amanda's apologies and becomes her friend. Miriam Shor plays Cricket Caruth-Reilly, a strong and smart businesswoman who does what she can to make Amanda's life difficult.
Supporting roles are filled by many well respected actors, such as Annie Potts as Amanda's mother; David James Elliot, Brad Beyer and Mark Deklin as Carlene, Sharon and Cricket's husbands, respectively; and Bruce Boxleitner as Amanda's mother's love interest.
The show was developed by Robert Harling, and is based on the novel Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin. The series originally bore the same name, but was changed to Good Christian Belles before promotion started, and then to GCB. The first season of GCB consisted of 10 episodes, and has yet to be renewed for a second season.
GCB Full Episode Guide:
Season 1 (40 full episodes)
Episode 10 - Revelation
First Aired: May 06, 2012
Episode 9 - Adam & Eve's Rib
First Aired: April 29, 2012
Episode 8 - Pride Comes Before a Fall
First Aired: April 15, 2012
Episode 7 - Sex is Devine
First Aired: April 08, 2012
- Episode 6 - Turn the Other Cheek
- Episode 5 - Forbidden Fruit
- Episode 4 - A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
- Episode 3 - Love is Patient
- Episode 2 - Hell Hath No Fury
- Episode 1 - Pilot
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