The soap returns to Dallas in this 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. Amanda is nothing like the girl she was 20 years ago, but as her old classmates reacquaint themselves with the new Amanda, will her home town welcome her with open arms or seek revenge? No one in this town is a saint, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a heart. As Amanda and her teenage kids try to adjust to their new lives, the ladies from her past alternate between sympathy and scheming.
Pilot info- 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. 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. She 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. 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 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. You know what they say about payback, Amanda, it’s a-
USA | ABC – ABC Studios – Darren Star Productions – Kapital Entertainment | 10×43 minutes | Broadcast 4 March – 6 May 2012
Aaron Harberts as Executive Producer
Aaron Kaplan as Executive Producer
Alan Poul as Executive Producer/Director of pilot
Darren Star as Executive Producer
Gretchen Berg as Executive Producer
Kim Gatlin as Original author
Robert Harling as Creator/Executive Producer
Leslie Bibb as Amanda Vaughn
Kristin Chenoweth as Carlene Cockburn
Annie Potts as Gigi Stopper
Jennifer Aspen as Sharon Peacham
Miriam Shor as Cricket Caruth-Reilly
Marisol Nichols as Heather Cruz
David James Elliott as Ripp Cockburn
Brad Beyer as Zack Peacham
Mark Deklin as Blake Reilly
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