Campus Ladies

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Campus Ladies
Format Improvised comedy
Created by Carrie Aizley
Christen Sussin
Starring Carrie Aizley
Christen Sussin
Miranda Kent
Derek Carter
Amir Talai
Jonah Hill (Season 1)
Opening theme "Little MissFit" by Static
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20
Production
Producer(s) Cheryl Hines
Peter Principato
Paul Young
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Oxygen
Original run January 8, 2006 (2006-01-08) – February 2, 2007 (2007-02-02)
External links
Website

Campus Ladies is an American sitcom that premiered on Oxygen on January 8, 2006. It stars Christen Sussin and Carrie Aizley as two 40-something women who decide to go enroll at the fictional University of the Midwest. The humor comes from the various situations the "ladies" get involved in while trying to fit in with their much younger friends and classmates.

Premise[edit]

The shopping trip of recent widow Joan Beamin and married Barri Martin-lifelong friends and both apparently childless-is cut short when Barri wastes a drink on her skirt. When they go to Barri's house for her to change, they find her husband Roger having an affair in their bedroom. The ladies end up in a bar and observe a group of students from the local fictional University of the Midwest, ultimately deciding to enroll.

Once at UMW, the ladies meet Drew and Abdul, two of their classmates who will be living in the room next to them. Drew is tall and blond and believes himself to be a ladies' man, but in actuality, is far from that. Abdul is an Iranian young man who refers to everyone as "Mister" and "Miss." The ladies also meet their roommate, a young woman named Paige, who is, at first, not thrilled to be sharing a room with Joan and Barri. There is also Guy, the dorm's resident adviser.

From there on, the ladies embark on the adventures of college life, complete with one-night stands, sexual experimentation, research papers, and football games.

Cast[edit]

Major characters[edit]

Recurring characters[edit]

Guest and cameo appearances[edit]

  • Jane Kaczmarek appeared in the pilot as Joan and Barri's friend
  • Will Forte and Anthony Anderson appeared in "Night of the Condom" and "My First Orgasm" as Stuart and James, two grad students with whom Joan and Barri developed off-again-on-again relationships
  • Maya Rudolph appeared in "All Nighter" as Teresa Winslow Fabré, the ladies' tough professor
  • Dan Castellaneta appeared in "No Means No" and "Safety Bathroom" as the dean of the university
  • Paul Reubens appeared in "Drama Class" as the drama instructor
  • Fred Willard appeared in "Spring Break" as a doctor
  • Jason Alexander appeared as a geography professor in "A Very Special Episode" (Dec. 5, 2006; he also directed this episode)
  • Mo'Nique appeared as a professor in the "Black Sorority" episode
  • Sean Hayes appeared in "Foreign Policy" and "A Very Special Episode"
  • Janeane Garofalo appeared in "The Blind Leading the Blonde" (Dec 19, 2006)
  • Di Quon appeared in "Foreign Policy" as Yun, the ladies' tutor
  • Brian Drolet appeared in "My First Orgasm" as College Student.

Recasts[edit]

  • Both Jerry Lambert (in the pilot) and Ian Gomez (in "Spring Break") have appeared as Roger Martin, Barri's ex-husband. Kevin Nealon also shot scenes as Roger Martin that were to be used in the pilot, but were ultimately scrapped.

The majority of the show's dialogue is improvised. This is fitting, as the most of the actors are members or alumni of the Groundlings comedy troupe.

Cancellation[edit]

The show was confirmed canceled by Amir Talai on a MySpace fan page. The comment said: "I regret to inform you that Campus Ladies has been canceled. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. The show was the most fun I've ever had on a set, and I made some life-long friends there. Be on the lookout for the DVDs at some point. Lots of love to all the shows fans."

Season 1[edit]

  1. Pilot (1-8-06)
  2. "Night of the Condom" (1-8-06)
  3. "Lesbian Lovers" (1-15-06)
  4. "All Nighter" (1-22-06)
  5. "No Means No" (1-29-06)
  6. "My First Orgasm" (3-12-06)
  7. "Safety Bathroom" (3-19-06)
  8. "Drama Class" (3-26-06)
  9. "Fraternity Row" (4-2-06)
  10. "Spring Break" (Season Finale) (4-9-06)

Season 2[edit]

  1. "The Dare" (12-5-06)
  2. "A Very Special Episode" (12-5-06)
  3. "Webcam" (12-12-06)
  4. "The Blind Leading the Blonde" (12-19-06)
  5. "Black Sorority" (1-2-07)
  6. "Psych 101" (1-9-07)
  7. "Safety First" (1-16-07)i
  8. "The Last Supper" (1-23-07)
  9. "We Are Family" (1-30-07)
  10. "Foreign Exchange" (2-6-07)

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