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      Season 1 – In the Motherhood

      2009 Comedy List
      16% 19 Reviews Tomatometer Often married but currently single, Rosemary is a free spirit whose nontraditional parenting style somehow has produced a son who is stable and responsible. Her recently divorced best friend, Jane, relies heavily on her kooky "manny," Horatio, to help raise her adolescent daughter, Annie, and baby, Sophie, now that Jane has returned to work. Emily, on the other hand, is an overachieving full-time mom whose home is a work of art and whose husband, Jason, is a selfless, sensitive New Age guy who wants his family to have, and be, the best. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Jun 20 Buy Now

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      In the Motherhood — Season 1

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      Even with a cast of fully-capable comediennes, In the Motherhood is a poorly written version of the web series it was based on.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Mar 26, 2009 It Takes a Village Idiot Jane, finally back in the dating pool, worries she won't remember the basics of courtship; Rosemary pretends to be pregnant; Emily shares the truth about some childhood myths with her preschool-age son. Details Episode 2 Aired Apr 2, 2009 Vacation Jane's week of vacation does not turn out to be very relaxing; Rosemary causes trouble when she tries to unionize Horatio's fellow nannies. Details Episode 3 Aired Apr 9, 2009 Bully Jane decides to become a bully at work; Rosemary wants to get her '80s band back together; the school bully targets Horatio. Details Episode 4 Aired Apr 16, 2009 Practice What You Preach Despite her lack of coordination, Jane re-joins the office kickball team to try to keep her daughter from quitting karate class; Emily and Jason are worried when Bill's imaginary friend becomes malicious. Details Episode 5 Aired Jun 25, 2009 Shepfather Jane starts to feel inadequate as a parent when her boyfriend quickly bonds with the kids; Emily loses her status as head car pool driver to another neighbor. Details Episode 6 Aired Jul 2, 2009 Where There's a Will There's a Wake Emily tries to mold Jane into the perfect parent; Rosemary decides to throw herself a living wake. Details Episode 7 Aired Jul 9, 2009 In Sickness and in Health Jane tries to prove that motherhood isn't getting in the way of her work; Jason comes down with the flu. Details Next
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      Previous Ed Bark Uncle Barky Utterly without style or any relatability, In the Motherhood is about as funny as bleeding gums. D- Sep 24, 2019 Full Review Alan Sepinwall Newark Star-Ledger Not so-bad-it's-good. Just bad. Plain bad. Why am I watching this?-level bad. Jan 31, 2014 Full Review Glenn Garvin Miami Herald The tedium and unoriginality of this new ABC sitcom, the latest entry in the vastly overworked motherhood-as-martyrdom genre, has to be seen to be believed, though my strong and sincere suggestion is that you just take my word for it Jan 31, 2014 Full Review Megan Basham WORLD If ABC wants In the Motherhood to resonate with moms, its writers should spend more time telling stories that reflect moms' actual lives and less time pitting one motherly stereotype against another. Oct 10, 2018 Full Review Dustin Rowles Pajiba It feels like a show that should have a laugh track, and without it, it's hard to know where to fake laugh. The humor is forced, the pilot's storyline is trite and predictable, and the cast is completely wasted on bad material. Jun 14, 2018 Full Review Emily Ashby Common Sense Media This series reaps the benefits of good writing and a strong cast. 3/5 Jan 31, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Season Info

      Director
      Lee Shallat Chemel, Linda Mendoza, Gail Mancuso, Richard Shepard, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Jamie Babbit
      Executive Producer
      Jennifer Konner, Alexandra Rushfield, Stu Bloomberg, David Lang
      Screenwriter
      Annie Mumolo, Greg DiGregorio, Liz Cackowski, Alan J. Higgins, Joel Madison, Jennifer Konner, Paul Corrigan, Alexandra Rushfield, Maggie Carey, Brad Walsh
      Network
      ABC
      Rating
      TV-PG (D)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Mar 26, 2009
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