Is ABC's New Soap 'GCB' the next 'Desperate Housewives'?

Is ABC's New Soap 'GCB' the next 'Desperate Housewives'?

“We’re both stories about a group of women. So, if you’re expecting Desperate Housewives, I don’t know if we’re very much like that.”

Check out the official guide for the series premiere of GCB, airing March 4th on ABC and decide for yourself!


  • The soap returns to Dallas in this deliciously fun, wicked new drama that shows that you can go home again -- but only if you're ready to face the sins of your past!
  • Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), once the ultimate high school "mean girl," is forced to return home in disgrace after her marriage ends in scandal. Reluctant but desperate, Amanda has no choice but to turn to her mother, Gigi (Annie Potts), for help.

You know what they say about payback, Amanda, it's a...


  • Gigi, the quintessential proper Dallas socialite, wants nothing more than to have Amanda back and to give Amanda's two teenage kids a good southern upbringing. The problem is that Amanda is nothing like the girl she was 20 years ago and is hesitant about re-entering this world of opulence, status and salacious rumor mills.
  • Amanda is hopeful for a new start, but soon finds it's not that easy to escape your past in this tight knit community, and the women of Dallas are none too happy to see her 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.
  • 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 rumor 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.

We have a bunch of promo trailers on our main GCB spoilers page, so check it out!

What about you, will you be watching the premiere?!