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In the Motherhood Canceled

In the Motherhood Canceled, What Went Wrong?

The realities of parenthood and raising baby are funny in their own right, so why do sitcom producers feel the need take them over the top? ABC's Notes From the Underbelly focused on the "ooh's," "ahhs," and "ails" of pregnancy, but in such an overdone manner that I found myself reaching for the remote. Then, the same network launched another promising show which incorporated the experiences of real women and featured a manny and single mothers. In the Motherhood debuted with a high-caliber cast, only to repeat the same backflips-over-the-sofa-to-pick-up-a-pacifier antics that had my eyes rolling. After airing a handful of ridiculous episodes, including one that outed Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny at 8 p.m., it has been canceled.

Recently, CBS announced that Accidentally on Purpose will be added to its Fall lineup. The series is based on the text of the same name by Mary Pols. I consider the book to be the mama of all pregnancy must reads, and have gifted it to several expectant friends because the author's witty account of her journey into motherhood resonates so deeply with anyone who reads it. It's a page turner that made me laugh, cry, and relate. I think that's the missing link that networks have forgotten about. Dramas like Thirtysomething and Once and Again had staying power because they kept viewers turned in to see what was about to unfold in their own lives and on the small screen.

What's your opinion of all these sitcom parenting shows?
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LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
:heart: thirtysomething
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
I am just not interested in fictional shows about motherhood. Reality TV is different for some reason, but I agree that the sitcoms always become over-the-top and stupid.
CarlyHP226685 CarlyHP226685 8 years
ugh jenna elfman is gonna be the main character in Accidentally, on purpose. she is the worst actress ever.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
ditto to the above. the santa thing left a bad taste in my mouth and i didn't like the comment about the mom not ung child as to why "getting any" to the yoshe was in a bad mood.
Rally-RE Rally-RE 8 years
i'm glad In The Motherhood got cancelled. i watched one episode and it was painful to sit through the entire thing. talk about STUPID!
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