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TV Review: GCB

Erin Mei

“G.C.B.” is a funny, witty new drama on ABC based on the book, Good Christian Bitches. The show circles around Amanda Vaughn, played by Leslie Bibb, who moves back to her mother’s house with two teenage kids after 20 years following the death of her husband.

Even though Amanda has been away from Dallas, Texas for the last two decades, the women in this town find it very hard to believe Amanda, who once spread rumors and told over the top lies as the teen queen bee, is no longer the mean girl she was in high school. The women haven’t exactly grown out of their high school attitudes either.

Kristen Chenoweth plays Carlene Cockburn, a strong Texan religious woman who is out for revenge. She is also Amanda’s nosy neighbor and rival. Carlene has taken over Amanda’s post as the new queen bee, and what she says goes. These ladies formed a very tight-knit clan, where no secrets are kept for long. They all try to cause chaos in Amanda’s new life to get her to leave town.

There are definite similarities between “G.C.B.” and ABC’s hit show “Desperate Housewives” with all the scandals and secrets between the ladies that may come out within the season. “G.C.B.” may have the potential of replacing “Desperate Housewives,” which is in its final season.

“G.C.B.” airs on ABC Sunday nights at 10 p.m.

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