ABC Television is seeking real life stories to serve as plots for its new sit-com, “In the Monterhood.” The series will debut in the spring, but already has a website to promote the show and gather fodder for its writers.
The new TV series is inspired by a web-based series, so it is only appropriate that ABC.com is using the InTheMotherhood.com site to gather frist-hand experiences from moms, give them the ability to rate and comment on others’ experiences, receive text alerts with mommy tips and get info on the show. Users will soon be able to upload photos and videos of their experiences, play games, grab a widget, or even get more creative by composing their own captions for photos from the show.
Of course, it also offers them a behind-the-scenes look at the new series with Cheryl Hines, Jessica St. Clair and Megan Mullally, as well as a sneak peek of the actors at a table read for the pilot episode.
The story focuses on Rosemary (Mullally), Jane (Hines) and Emily (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, Luke. 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 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 sweeteverything has its place in her world. Married to Jason (RonReaco Lee), Emily takes parenting as seriously as any mother could.
Jennifer Konner & Alexandra Rushfield, Stuart Bloomberg and David Lang are the executive producers of "In the Motherhood," which is from ABC Studios.