ABC to develop 'In the Motherhood' for midseason

Inthemotherhood_lNBC faltered in its attempt to adapt the Internet series quarterlife for prime-time TV, but that hasn’t stopped ABC from turning to the Web for comedic inspiration. The network is developing the online series In the Motherhood as a midseason comedy. Motherhood, which was developed by MindShare Entertainment and is sponsored by Suave shampoo and Sprint, stars E! talk-show host Chelsea Handler, Two and A Half Men’s Jenny McCarthy, and The King of Queens’ Leah Remini as harried moms (the series of five- to seven-minute episodes first launched on the Web in 2007). ABC may even retain the series’ original conceit by encouraging its 21 million-plus online viewers to submit story ideas about their own parenting experiences. In fact, one memorable moment in Motherhood was based on a real-life submission by a parent whose child defecated in a display toilet at a store. “The show’s not just about screaming kids,” promises MindShare president David Lang.

One catch: the actors have yet to sign on to the project, which is still in the script stage at ABC. Stay tuned.

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  • jes

    Love all 3 women…especially Chelsea (although I’ve never seen her actually ACT) and Leah. But they’re all hysterical. Hope it pans out and the series is given a chance.

  • Anonymous

    If Leah is in it I will watch. She was great on The King of Queens!

  • Jaime

    DAMNNN that would be one hot show 3 comedic GODS in one show. . . !
    Oh i love Chelsea LOVE LOVE LOVE HER. .. and the others i have grown to love cus these mini episodes are hillarious! This would be a perfect fit right after Samantha Who~

  • junior

    Excuse me ABC. Couldn’t you have paired this with “Notes from the Underbelly” instead of canceling it, killing my Rachel Harris fix.

  • CndnBrook

    If this were to go primetime and the ‘biz’ people stick to the original concept, this could turn out to be one of the best shows in network tv. Those 3 women together are friggin hilarious, and if you haven’t caught Chelsea Lately…then do it! That girl is funny!

  • Jaime

    WATCH CHELSEA LATELY THAT IS THE BEST LATE NITE SHOW EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SHE BEATS ALL THE OTHER GUYS IN A HEART BEAT.

  • Martin

    I heard from a very reliable source that a pilot has already been shot and that the show will more than likely debut midseason.
    http://moviemartin.blogspot.com

  • Applejax

    Wait a minute. Notes from the Underbelly was canceled? When? I thought Season 2 was back for midseason?

  • junior

    No, Applejax, “Notes” is gone, which is so dumb because this show would have been a great compliment. Yet, “According to Jim” lives on.

  • Emily

    Okay. I hate kids. But this made me laugh my a$$ off. Hopefully, this WILL make it as a series, because it’s actually funny and original and has peoplein it that those of us without kids can stand…

  • Debbie Tucker

    Loved working with Leah in ’89 on “Living Dolls” and doing “live” video responses for the ITM discussion board:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGUWEg0S4VA
    Maybe they’ll take me as a guest on the show?
    See ya’ ’round the ‘hood,
    Debbie Tucker
    AKA “fourwithtwins”

  • Andy

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  • Connie

    I am thrilled about this, I have been saying this should be a full length primetime sitcom since the first time I saw it! It’s hilarious! I love Chelsea, Leah, and Jenny together, and it would be best if they keep them together! Loved Megan Mulally on W&G too – so funny! – could be a great addition. I can’t wait!

  • Zach

    This blog really provides great updates on entertainment and entertainers!
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  • Tamee

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE KEEP THIS GALS TOGETER!!!! THEY WORK SO WELL AND I LOVE WATICHING THE SHOW JUST CUZ THEY CAPTURE THE COMIC VIEW OF ALL US MOTHERS!!!

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