GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder, played by Alison Brie, a struggling actress in Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she gets into women's wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into the working world.
Marc Maron plays Sam Sylvia, a washed-up, B-movie director who leads this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.
GLOW is created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. Both are executive producers and showrunners. The other executive producers are Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann and Mark Burley.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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