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In the Motherhood on ABC

Web Series About Motherhood Heads for ABC Primetime

Have you ever watched In the Motherhood on the web? I saw a few clips of it earlier this year, and while I don't really fit into the show's "by moms, for moms" demographic, it's pretty cute and funny — especially Chelsea Handler as an imperfect, wisecracking mom. (Never would have thought of that casting!)

Well, now a version of the show is coming to primetime. ABC has picked up 13 episodes of the series and will likely premiere the show mid-season. The series follows three very different mothers, played online by Handler, Leah Remini, and Jenny McCarthy. Handler is apparently in for the ABC version, but Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines are in talks to play the other two moms. The writers from Bad Mother's Handbook are moving to this show (guess this means Bad Mother's Handbook is dead?), and it's not clear whether it will still be based on real moms' stories.

I always love it when funny ladies get together for projects, and I think a Handler-Mullally-Hines combo has the potential to be insane. So even though other online series that have moved to TV have been less than successful, I'm tentatively pretty excited for this project. What about you? Do you like the casting? To check out an episode of In the Motherhood, just



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Dana18 Dana18 7 years
I Love this show. At work we all watch this show and think it is hilarious. We are all working mothers , so it is even funnier to us. WE always thought it should be on TV. Can't wait. But I am disappointed they are not using Leah and Jenny. They are every funny ladies also.
nadioz nadioz 7 years
i love the show but they should keep Leah she was just hilarious in it !!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i think that it has to say something about the success of the web and how it can impact TV to some extent. i don't know if the original 3 actresses ever planned for the show to be adapted for television - but the fact that it's been successful online - well it shows that they hope to see the same success on-air.
chrisTyyy chrisTyyy 7 years
I would like it better with Leah and Jenny cause I think the trio are so good together.
KAEB06 KAEB06 7 years
I LOVE this series online! It's hilarious and I can't get enough so I am really excited they are bringing it to T.V! It'll be weird not seeing Jenny and Leah but I love Meghan and Cheryl so it should be fabulous!
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