Have you ever watched In the Motherhood on the web? I saw a few clips of it earlier this year, and while I don't really fit into the show's "by moms, for moms" demographic, it's pretty cute and funny — especially Chelsea Handler as an imperfect, wisecracking mom. (Never would have thought of that casting!)
Well, now a version of the show is coming to primetime. ABC has picked up 13 episodes of the series and will likely premiere the show mid-season. The series follows three very different mothers, played online by Handler, Leah Remini, and Jenny McCarthy. Handler is apparently in for the ABC version, but Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines are in talks to play the other two moms. The writers from Bad Mother's Handbook are moving to this show (guess this means Bad Mother's Handbook is dead?), and it's not clear whether it will still be based on real moms' stories.
I always love it when funny ladies get together for projects, and I think a Handler-Mullally-Hines combo has the potential to be insane. So even though other online series that have moved to TV have been less than successful, I'm tentatively pretty excited for this project. What about you? Do you like the casting? To check out an episode of In the Motherhood, just read more.