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Tia Mowry-Hardrict to star in NickMom's first original scripted comedy

Think Sister Sister, minus one sister: The Game‘s Tia Mowry-Hardrict, best known for starring opposite her sister Tamara in a variety of projects including the reality show Tia & Tamara – which returns to the Style Network this summer — is striking out on her own in a new sitcom.

Instant Mom will star Mowry-Hardrict as Stephanie, a party girl who inherits three stepchildren when she marries an older man (Michael Boatman). Moesha‘s Sheryl Lee Ralph also stars as Stephanie’s mother Maggie.

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'Moms, you've entertained the kids all day...': Hold up, hold up. Why I'll never be a NickMom

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There’s been a lot of hand-wringing and outrage  ever since Viacom added a block of Mom-centric programming to its schedule last month. Much of the grievance stems from the fact that the nighttime content is too “racy” or “foul” for the preschool Nick channels. But I could care less whether a woman swears or disrobes on the same channel my daughter watched eight hours earlier in the day. What chaps my hide, and has so ever since I saw the first misguided promo during an umpteenth viewing of my kid’s favorite Max & Ruby episode, is the strange idea that I’d ever turn to Nick for comfort or distraction after a long day of playing with and chasing and cajoling a child.

Instead I want to watch Homeland, even though I’ve yet to make it past last season’s amazing cabin and now feel hopelessly out of the cultural conversation. I want to watch Parenthood, not because it’s entertainment cynically directed at parents but because it is beautifully acted and exquisitely written. (And because Monica Potter is extraordinary and she better get nominated for an Emmy for this cancer arc.) I want to watch, and perhaps I’m blowing any credibility here, The Real Housewives. (It’s for work. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. And seriously, if you ever want to feel like a good parent, just watch a couple of episodes of any city. All the kids, except for Beverly Hills’ Portia, look miserable and the moms look at their children with the same disconcerting mixture of judgment and unfamiliarity.) READ FULL STORY

Will you be kicking back with NickMom tonight?

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After all of the hours upon hours that you’ve probably spent watching Nick Jr with your kids, the network is rewarding you with a new primetime comedy block targeted to moms starting tonight (Monday, Oct. 1) 10-12 p.m. Four new shows will debut: NickMom Night Out, a stand-up comedy series, MFF: Mom Friends Forever, which follows two besties who run a video blog together, What Was Carol Brady Thinking?, a sort of pop-up video version of The Brady Bunch with Carol’s imagined thought bubbles; and Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, a talk/variety show hosted by the comedienne/author (Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay).

Wilder-Taylor’s show is the most promising, with its (safely) edgy humor. Her standup is pretty good but  her on-site visits (she crashes a kid’s birthday party in the first episode) really hum. Some of the other segments are great fodder for Wilder-Taylor, like ”You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby,” which calls out old commercials for their sexist takes. Segments like one on a helicopter mom don’t immediately click, but  are definitely worth keeping an eye on. The clip below is a sample of her trip to a tattoo shop looking for mom-appropriate ink (but you should check out the birthday party one tonight when she makes a party princess actress blush with a prostitute reference and gets heckled by some kids). READ FULL STORY

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