Svetlana (TV series)

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Svetlana TV series Intertitle.png
Genre Comedy
Created by Iris Bahr
Starring Iris Bahr
Alex Veadov
Irina Voronina
Angela Gots
Katia Hayes
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 24
Executive producer(s) Iris Bahr
Running time 21-27 minutes
Original channel HDNet
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original airing May 27, 2010 (2010-05-27)
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Svetlana is a comedy series[1] starring Israeli-American comedian Iris Bahr. It premiered on HDNet on May 27, 2010 and comprises two seasons.


Svetlana (Bahr) is a woman of indeterminate age who arrived in Minnesota from the former Soviet Union as a mail-order bride. After leaving her husband Steve, she moves to Los Angeles and opens a brothel in a suburban home, the "St. Petersburg House of Discreet Pleasure".



Season 1: 2010[edit]

# Title Original air date
1 "Yellowcake" May 27, 2010 (2010-05-27)
2 "Gumption" June 3, 2010 (2010-06-03)
3 "Wish Fulfillment" June 10, 2010 (2010-06-10)
4 "Recession Special" June 17, 2010 (2010-06-17)
5 "Sex Faces" June 24, 2010 (2010-06-24)
6 "Ointment" July 1, 2010 (2010-07-01)
7 "You're Svencome" July 8, 2010 (2010-07-08)
8 "Crystal Methdown" July 15, 2010 (2010-07-15)
Vlad struggles with going to his first day at work while Svetlana supports Natasha's audition for a movie role. When an American girl wants to join the brothel as a prostitute Natasha must compete in a "Funtastic Fuckdown" contest. 
9 "Good Friggin Shabbes" July 22, 2010 (2010-07-22)
Svetlana's son Boris has been expelled from five schools due to misconduct so far. To avoid him being put into foster care, she desperately tries to get him into a Yeshiva school by pretending to be Jewish. Meanwhile, Marina's feelings for a Lesbian named Liam come to light, when she feels rejected and seeks revenge. 
10 "Eco-Shlong" July 29, 2010 (2010-07-29)
Svetlana receives a call from Michelle Obama personally asking her to make her business more energy conscious. The enterprising Svetlana decides that her brothel, St. Petersburg House of Discrete Pleasure, will invent an ecologically friendly dildo and humor ensues. 
11 "Throw Mama Back on the Plane" August 5, 2010 (2010-08-05)
12 "Snatchengil for the Stars" August 12, 2010 (2010-08-12)

Season 2: 2011[edit]

# Title Original air date
1 "Me Love You Decent Amount of Time" April 27, 2011 (2011-04-27)
An Asian brothel opens in the immediate neighborhood and draws many of Svetlana's clients away. While Svetlana fights back, her gay friend Jared investigates Vlad to determine his true sexual orientation. 
2 "Narnia" May 4, 2011 (2011-05-04)
3 "Water-Board Certified" May 11, 2011 (2011-05-11)
4 "Amerimorphation" May 18, 2011 (2011-05-18)
Svetlana pretends to be an all-American in order to become part of a documentary on American entrepreneurs. 
5 "Corkage Fee" May 25, 2011 (2011-05-25)
6 "Mom! Dad!" June 1, 2011 (2011-06-01)
7 "Milking It" June 8, 2011 (2011-06-08)
8 "Outta Here Like Vladimir: Part 1 "Cookies and Cream"" June 15, 2011 (2011-06-15)
9 "Outta Here Like Vladimir: Part II "URF"" June 22, 2011 (2011-06-22)
Svetlana in despair marries Vivek, an Indian guy, and is trying everything to become a good housewife. Meanwhile, Vlad finds it harder and harder to cope with his new girlfriends nymphomaniac tendencies. 
10 "Yearning for Zionism" June 29, 2011 (2011-06-29)
11 "Bringing Up Baby" July 6, 2011 (2011-07-06)
When Marina and Liam announce their desire for a baby, Svetlana goes looking for a suitable sperm donor. 
12 "Look It!" July 13, 2011 (2011-07-13)
An exterminator contaminates the brothel with poison spray and the family goes on their first ever camping trip to get fresh air. 


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