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IN THE MOTHERHOOD [EPISODE CHANGE]
Air Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#1??) "It Takes a Village Idiot"
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PREMIERE

JANE'S BACK IN THE DATING POOL BUT FEARS SHE MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN THE ROMANTIC BASICS OF COURTSHIP, ROSEMARY PRETENDS TO BE PREGNANT AND EMILY DISCOVERS THAT HONESTY MAY NOT BE THE BEST POLICY WITH HER SON, ON ABC'S "IN THE MOTHERHOOD"

Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") and Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") star in the new comedy "In the Motherhood," which takes a look at the importance of family and friends while trying to juggle motherhood, work and love lives in an overly complicated modern world. The series premieres THURSDAY, MARCH 26 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Meet Rosemary (Mullally), Jane (Hines) and Emily (Jessica St. Clair), who represent mothers we all know. Rosemary is a free-wheeling mom who plays it fast and loose when it comes to parenting her teenaged son, Syd. Married numerous times, but currently single, Rosemary lives by her own rules. Much to the amazement of the other moms, her nontraditional parenting style has yielded a son much more responsible than she. Rosemary's best friend, Jane, is a recently divorced working mother of a pre-teen, Annie, and a baby girl, Sophie, who is just trying to keep her career and home afloat. Having just returned to work after giving birth eight months ago, Jane struggles to find a happy balance ´┐Ż lucky for her she has her "manny," Horatio (Horatio Sanz, "Saturday Night Live"), to help out. Jane's younger sister, Emily, sees herself as the model stay-at-home-super-mom for her two young children, Esther and Bill. Emily's home is a work of art, and her kids are polite and sweet´┐Żeverything has its place in her world. Married to Jason (RonReaco Lee), Emily takes parenting as seriously as any mother could.

As for the men in their lives, Jane's "manny," Horatio, communicates with Jane's infant daughter through sign language and believes the baby is the only person who really "gets" him. He's a good-hearted lug who is also much more than a babysitter to the three ladies. Then there's Emily's husband, Jason, who is the uptight breadwinner, ready at any given moment to open a vein for his family. He likes his food to be organic and his wife, home and children at the top of their class. Basically he's an ulcer waiting to happen.

In the premiere episode, "It Takes a Village Idiot," Jane is finally back in the dating pool after a long, dry spell but afraid that she won't remember all of the romantic basics of courtship. Meanwhile, Rosemary discovers the special attention and perks that pregnant ladies are afforded and passes herself off as one -- with Horatio in on the ruse -- and Emily finds that honesty is not always the best policy when she decides to share the truth about certain childhood myths with her preschooler son.

Please note: The originally booked premiere episode, "Vacation," will now air on April 2.

"In the Motherhood" stars Cheryl Hines as Jane, Jessica St. Clair as Emily, Horatio Sanz as Horatio, RonReaco Lee as Jason and Megan Mullally as Rosemary. Cast biographies can be found on the series show page at www.abcmedianet.com.

Guest starring are Charlotte Foley as Annie, Sayeed Shahidi as Bill, Yara Shahidi as Esther, Tiffany Haddish as Teddy, Ken Marino as Shep, Tig Notaro as Rhoda, Rachel Harris as Blair, Annie Mumolo as person no. 1 in coffee place, Bob Rumnock as man from another table, June Diane Raphael as Liz, Keri Shahidi as Alexis, Meredith Roberts as Hadley, Sacheen Padilla as BJ, Jeff Snyder as person no. 2 in coffee line and Steve Little as guard one.

"It Takes a Village Idiot" was written by Jennifer Konner & Alexandra Rushfield and directed by Richard Shepard.

Jennifer Konner & Alexandra Rushfield ("Undeclared"), Stuart Bloomberg and David Lang are the executive producers of "In the Motherhood," which is from ABC Studios.

"In the Motherhood" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG,D,S parental guideline.

This episode of "In the Motherhood" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.

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