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Trophy Wife‘s Malin Akerman and Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz are officially ready to make a Comeback.
Both actors will reprise their roles in HBO’s cult comedy series when it returns for a limited run this fall, our sister site Deadline reports.
Akerman will once again play actress Juna Millken, who starred opposite Lisa Kudrow‘s Valerie Cherish in the sitcom Room and Bored, while Lutz will play Juna’s love interest Chris MacNess, also an actor on Room and Bored.
The Comeback originally ran on HBO for 13 episodes in 2005.
Neither Akerman nor Lutz are expected to appear in all six new episodes.
Following a whirlwind of series orders and renewals, ABC seems to have begun spreading the bad news. First up: Critical darling Trophy Wife, which has been canceled after one season.
From ABC Studios, the critical darling starring Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford and Marcia Gay Harden has a dedicated fan base that helps the single-camera family comedy surge 50 percent in seven days of DVR to grow from a 1.2 to a 1.7 in the key demo.
Both numbers are down from fellow bubble comedy Mixology. Working against its case for a second-season renewal was the pricey cast, with Akerman turning down multiple pilot offers this past season. Also likely hurting its chances was the fact that ABC developed multiple family comedies this past season, with most offering a unique twist on the traditional family — a la Trophy Wife.
Harden announced the news on Twitter late Thursday: “Thank u 4 watching beloved fans. Parting is such sweet sorrow… @TrophyWifeABCcancelled just hours ago. @ABC_Publicity#season2watch#:(”
ABC declined comment. Additional renewals, series orders and cancellations are set to come Friday.
In the midst of celebrating newfound motherhood, Malin Akerman is also dealing with the end of her marriage.
The Trophy Wife actress, 35, and husband Roberto Zincone have called it quits, PEOPLE confirms.
Akerman, who married Zincone in an Italian wedding in 2007, gave birth to the pair’s son Sebastian in April.
“[Motherhood is] amazing, the biggest love you have ever felt in your life,” the starlet said shortly after having the baby. “I go to my husband, ‘I still love you, just this little one a little more.’ ”
During their time as a couple, Akerman got a ‘Z’ tattooed on her right wrist in honor of her now-ex.
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ABC is firming up its comedy roster, picking up The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife for full seasons and ordering four additional episodes of Super Fun Night. Fellow freshman comedy Back in the Game will air its initial order despite an early order for two additional scripts.
Trophy Wife, meanwhile, is averaging 5.7 million total viewers and a 1.9 rating when factoring in seven-day DVR data. The Malin Akerman comedy from ABC Studios is the lowest-rated of all of ABC’s four new comedies but has the benefit of strong critical buzz. The series, like its lead-in The Goldbergs, has found its groove and held its ground without the Marvel drama to open the night.
You can now watch the pilot episode of Malin Akerman’s new series “Trophy Wife” on Hulu.com!
The show premieres on Tuesday, September 24th on ABC!
Celebrity presenters will join actress Sophia Bush to celebrate the people who are improving our communities at this year’s Do Something Awards.
Presenters include Malin Akerman, Lucy Hale, Cynthia Nixon, Russell Simmons, Aisha Tyler and VH1′s Jason Dundas.
This year’s celebrity honorees are Patrick Dempsey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jennifer Hudson, LL COOL J and Kelly Osbourne, with five inspiring young people also being heralded for spearheading initiatives to build stronger societies.
For updates, check our #DSAwards hashtag on Twitter and head to DoSomething.VH1.com.
The fun officially starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, as Logan Browning from VH1′s Hit The Floor hosts a red carpet livestream at DoSomething.VH1.com.
Then tune in to the Do Something Awards, Wednesday, July 31 at 8/7c on VH1.