In the Motherhood

2009, TV Show

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Spring TV Progress Report: The Pros and Cons of 10 New Shows

Can ABC's Better Off Ted produce laughs as well as far-out inventions? Is Parks and Recreation worthy of Amy Poehler's talents? Does Harper's Island slay us? Now that TV's new spring shows have had a few weeks to strut their stuff, TVGuide.com's senior editors gauge their areas of excellence — and how they can improve.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 7/9/2009

Season 1, Episode 7
Jane tries to prove that motherhood isn't getting in the way of her work.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 7/2/2009

Season 1, Episode 6
Emily tries to mold Jane into the perfect parent.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 6/25/2009

Season 1, Episode 5
When Emily loses her beloved role as head carpool driver to a rival neighbor, Rosemary teaches her to get even; Jane is nervous when her boyfriend Shep wants to meet the kids, but she soon turns jealous over his excellent parenting skills.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 4/16/2009

Season 1, Episode 4
Jane rejoins a kickball league at work to teach Annie a lesson about staying the course when she wants to quit karate; Emily and Jason worry about their son's imaginary friend; Rosemary stands out at a parenting seminar.

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Spring TV Progress Report: The Pros and Cons of 10 New Shows

Can ABC's Better Off Ted produce laughs as well as far-out inventions? Is Parks and Recreation worthy of Amy Poehler's talents? Does Harper's Island slay us? Now that TV's new spring shows have had a few weeks to strut their stuff, TVGuide.com's senior editors gauge their areas of excellence — and how they can improve.

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ABC Embraces Less Motherhood

In the Motherhood is going back on the shelf — most of it anyway. ABC will only air six of the originally ordered 13 episodes of the midseason sitcom, Variety reports.

The decision was made after ...
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Ratings: How Did Samantha Who Do?

Thursday's ratings rundown:

8 pm/ET
American Idol played to a special Thursday audience of 22.35 million total viewers, down 650K from last week's results show. CBS' NCAA tourney coverage placed second in every prime-time hour, averaging 10.12 million viewers across the night.

ABC's brand-new In the Motherhood (6.72 mil) and returning Samantha Who? (6.53 mil, down 270 thou from Dec. 1, its last fresh outing) combined for third, but averaged 13 percent less than Ugly Betty's most recent numbers.

Trailing NBC's pairing of Earl (5.87 mil) with an Office repeat, Smallville scored 3.74 mil, surging 14 percent week-to-week.

9 pm
Grey's Anatomy enjoyed CSI's latest bye, topping the hour with 15.8 million viewers, up 10 percent. Hell's Kitchen nipped at basketball's heels, placing third with 10.95 mil. Both NBC's The Office (8.45 mil, +500K) and 30 Rock (7.17 mil, +150K) saw gains, while Supernatural (3.17 mil) was flat. (Be sure to check out next week's high-sterical promo!)

10 pm
With CBS' Eleventh Hour still shot-clock-blocked, Private Practice again claimed No. 1 with an audience of 10.48 mil, up 470 thou. ER gained 700K but still trailed hoops, delivering 10.16 mil.

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Tonight's TV Hot List for Thursday, March 26, 2009

American Idol
8 pm/ET FOX
Which singers have a mojo for Motown? Our toned-up and tuned-in Top 10 mowed down Motown last night, singing classic R&B staples in a tribute to "50 Years of Motown." But America has the final say, the votes are tallied, and the contestants will discover who goes and who stays (but probably after an irritatingly placed commercial) in tonight's supplemental results show. The Motown theme will continue with genre giant Smokey Robinson performing, and past Idol winner Ruben Studdard rendering his single "Together."

Read on for previews of NCAA Basketball Tournament, 30 Rock, Super Botox Me, In the Motherhood and Live from Lincoln Center. read more

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Premiered: March 26, 2009
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A sitcom about three women with radically different parenting skills dealing with everyday life. The show is based on an Internet series of the same name.

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