List of GCB episodes

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GCB[1][2] (formerly titled Good Christian Bitches and then Good Christian Belles) is an American comedy-drama television series created and written by Robert Harling, produced by Darren Star and stars Leslie Bibb and Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Aspen, Miriam Shor, Marisol Nichols with Annie Potts as Gigi Stopper. The series is based on the book Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin.

The series debuted on ABC as a midseason replacement in the 2011–12 television season.[3] The series premiered on March 4, 2012, on Sunday nights at 10:00 pm Eastern/9:00 pm Central.[4]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Series premiere Series finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 10[5] March 4, 2012 (2012-03-04) May 6, 2012 (2012-05-06)[6] June 12, 2012 (2012-06-12)[7] N/A N/A


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "Pilot" Alan Poul Robert Harling March 4, 2012 (2012-03-04) 7.56[8]
After her marriage ends in scandal, single mother of two Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb) returns to live with her socialite mother Gigi Stopper (Annie Potts) and start over in her upscale hometown in Texas. But Amanda soon realizes her past as the "Queen Bitch" is catching up to her. Ex-ugly duckling Carlene Cockburn (Kristin Chenoweth) is now living a picture-perfect life with a good-looking husband; Cricket Caruth-Reilly (Miriam Shor), whose boyfriend Amanda stole and later married, is now a powerful business woman with her husband - but the only problem is her husband Blake (Mark Deklin) has a homosexual side; ex-beauty queen Sharon Peacham (Jennifer Aspen) continues to resent Amanda after the "Queen Bitch" sabotaged her chances of winning the Miss Teen Dallas competition; and outsider Heather Cruz (Marisol Nichols) is now the Lone Star State's most successful realtor and the "Gossip Queen" of the social clique. Now Amanda is about to discover that payback can be a real pain.
2 "Hell Hath No Fury" Victor Nelli, Jr. Robert Harling March 11, 2012 (2012-03-11) 7.12[9]
Gigi decides to throw a luncheon to reintroduce her daughter into society while Amanda becomes concerned that her teenage daughter Laura will be branded a "Javelina" - a name that Amanda coined herself in high school. A devastated Carlene, embarrassed by Amanda at church, plans to get even. Blake argues with Cricket over his priorities and Sharon worries about Zach's fidelity.
3 "Love is Patient" Larry Shaw and Victor Nelli, Jr. Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts March 18, 2012 (2012-03-18) 6.07[10]
While Amanda is forced to confront her past during a church relationship seminar, Heather sets her eyes on her new client - former high school nerd Andrew. Meanwhile, Carlene meddles in both Sharon’s and Cricket’s marriages to deflect from her own marital dissatisfaction.
4 "A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing" Bethany Rooney Henry Alonso Myers March 25, 2012 (2012-03-25) 6.33[11]
When Amanda learns that her Uncle Burl and his wife Bitsy have returned to Dallas, Gigi decides to organize a homecoming party where guests are required to come dressed as their favorite Texan. Heather attempts to take Burl's 500 acres of land for Andrew. When Amanda comes up with a new jean design, Cricket seems to support it even as religious-right protestors cause her company to lose sponsors. However, Amanda discovers Cricket is secretly behind the protests; willing to hurt her own company for the sole reason to ruin Amanda as part of Cricket's own twisted way to get back at her for stealing Bill away from her many years ago, but Amanda keeps it to herself in respect to her own destructive and scandalous knowledge of Cricket and Blake's sham marriage. Meanwhile, Sharon and Zack go through a rough patch, resulting in Sharon going to work at the church and Zach taking over the household responsibilities for Sharon at home.
5 "Forbidden Fruit" Randy Zisk Laurie McCarthy April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01) 5.63[12]
Heather brings Sheryl Crow to perform at the annual church fundraiser with a little help from her client and new love interest, Andrew, much to the chagrin of Carlene and Crickett who are both fighting for the stage. Gigi steals the show with Burl, while Carlene and Amanda find another reason to disagree with each other.
6 "Turn the Other Cheek" James Hayman Veronica Becker & Sarah Kucserka April 8, 2012 (2012-04-08) 5.25[13]
Carlene and Ripp plan a "Gone With the Wind"-theme ceremony to renew their wedding vows, but things don't go as planned when Carlene takes matron-of-honor duties away from Sharon and gives them to Amanda. Meanwhile, Heather seeks forgiveness from the ladies; and Blake surprises Cricket with a special request: He wants her to have another child. Cricket couldn't shoot a deer because of how she realized she wanted to become a mother. They decided to have another child.
7 "Sex is Divine" John Scott Jordon Nardino April 8, 2012 (2012-04-08) 5.22[13]
In an unorthodox move, Pastor Tutor asks that his whole congregation have sex once a day for the whole week to test their commitment issues. Amanda is nervous about her first night with Luke. Carlene wants to teach the teens about purity. Cricket and Blake decide to have another child by consummating their wedding. Burl proposes to Gigi. And Sharon tries to spice her marriage and lose weight, and the latter gives Zach a new business idea.
8 "Pride Comes Before a Fall" Matt Shakman Robert Sudduth April 15, 2012 (2012-04-15) 4.43[14]
Amanda decides to make a musical play written by Heather in high school to help Pastor Tutor, but when Carlene and Cricket begin to fight over the lead role, Amanda takes a drastic move to put an end in the girl's fight. Meanwhile, Sharon seeks Gigi's help with promoting her business idea.
9 "Adam & Eve's Rib" Victor Nelli, Jr. Henry Alonso Myers April 29, 2012 (2012-04-29) 5.52[15]
The men hold the Dallas Interfaith BBQ Invitational, intent on not allowing female chefs. That doesn't stop the ladies from participating. With Burl's smoker grill, special smoke from pecan-tree wood, and Sharon's sauce (in exchange for the winning prize of a car), the "Spicy Racks" prove that God and girl-power sometimes go hand-in-hand.
10 "Revelation" Paul Holahan Robert Harling May 6, 2012 (2012-05-06) 5.56[16]
When Carlene takes the GCBs down to unincorporated Juarez for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Condos for Christian Living, the GCBs find themselves in danger, they're in the middle of the desert. Meanwhile Amanda's suspicions regarding Luke lead to a surprising discovery about Ripp. Ripp has a secret daughter in Mexico! Masson Massy discovered that Blake is gay (which he is but still wants a child) and Blake and Cricket don't know what to do. At the end, in a bar, Pastor Tudor kisses Amanda.


Season 1[edit]

Episode number
Production number
Title Original airing Rating/share
Total viewers (in millions) Rank per week
(by total viewers)
Rank per week
(18-49 demo)
Pilot March 4, 2012 2.2 / 6 7.56 #35 #32 [8]
Hell Hath No Fury March 11, 2012 2.3 / 6 7.12 #27 #19 [9]
Love is Patient March 18, 2012 2.0 / 5 6.07 #34 #33 [10]
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing March 25, 2012 2.1 / 6 6.33 #31 #27 [11]
Forbidden Fruit April 1, 2012 1.9 / 5 5.63 #36 #31 [12]
Turn the Other Cheek April 8, 2012 1.7 / 5 5.25 #43 #37 [13]
Sex is Divine April 8, 2012 1.9 / 5 5.22 #44 #29 [13]
Pride Comes Before a Fall April 15, 2012 1.5 / 4 4.43 #69 #58 [14]
Adam & Eve's Rib April 29, 2012 1.8 / 5 5.52 #50 #38 [15]
Revelation May 6, 2012 1.8 / 5 5.56 #54 #48 [16]


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