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First Look: In the Motherhood

I'm not a mom, and yet for the past few weeks, I've found myself laughing out loud at the ads for In the Motherhood, ABC's new mommy comedy that premieres on Thursday. There's something refreshing about watching a group of very imperfect moms muddling through life together, especially when they're played by such funny ladies.

The show is based on an online series of the same name that incorporates stories from real moms. In this version, Megan Mullally plays Rosemary, a single mom of a teenager who's freewheeling, nontraditional, and prone to inventing her own parenting rules on the spot. Cheryl Hines plays her best friend, Jane, a recently divorced working mom of a pre-teen and a baby who relies on a "manny" (Horatio Sanz) to keep her life running. Rounding out the trio is Jessica St. Clair as Emily, Jane's younger sister, who sees herself as a supermom with a super marriage. Put the three of them together, and it adds up to laughs — plus some surprisingly frank talk about love, sex, and the less-than-rosy sides of being a mom.

Whether or not you have kids, do you think you'll check out this series when it premieres on Thursday? To watch a couple of clips from the first episode, just


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HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
Wow! Another show about white suburban women complaining about nothing is airing. The innovation is mind-boggling.
emalove emalove 8 years
I'm planning on becoming a mom soon, so I'm kind of interested to check this out :)
care0531 care0531 8 years
It's a comedy- you don't have to be a mother to get it. I loved Everybody Loves Raymond and let me tell you I wasn't married or had kids when I started watching that but I sure did learn a lot of lessons from that show! So you never know- it could prepare all you ladies for motherhood- the unexpected and not so often talked about subjects.
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
I love the online series and wished that has used the actresses they had ( Chesley Lately, Lia Rimity and Jenny McCarthy). They were very funny. So I will see how this stacks up to that one.
teagirl teagirl 8 years
I can't wait to see Megan Mullally in this!!
msshellokitty msshellokitty 8 years
i'm going to check it out.i'm a mom and it looks funny.
lynettes lynettes 8 years
I'll put in a season pass for it!
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
i love the commercials. i'll definitely check it out. i hope it's good!
Mariana48 Mariana48 8 years
i think im the only one that thinks this looks really not funny at all... sorry, i'll give it a shot since i love megan but it does not look good
ktc71 ktc71 8 years
I'll be watching!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i can't wait to see this - there's just something about the actors that are in the show and the content that just works i think. i'm not a mom, but im sure that i'll find a lot of it really funny!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I'm not a mom either, and I definitely do the kid thing, but I'm with you on this one - the ads have been hilarious. I'll probably check it out since I'll be watching Grey's right after it anyway.
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