The Mommies (TV series)

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The Mommies
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Genre Sitcom
Created by Terry Grossman
Kathy Speer
Written by Cindy Chupack
Michael Davidoff
Nick LeRose
Linda Marr
Geoff Miller
Rick Newberger
Tim O'Donnell
Bill Rosenthal
Ellen Sandler
Terry Grossman
Kathy Speer
Directed by Frank Bonner
Gary Brown
Art Dielhenn
Terry Hughes
Joanna Kerns
Tim O'Donnell
Starring Caryl Kristensen
Marilyn Kentz
Composer(s) Steve Dorff
Rich Eames
Scott Gale
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 38
Production
Executive producer(s) Terry Grossman
Tim O'Donnell
Kathy Speer
Producer(s) Rick Newberger
Julie Tsutsui
Editor(s) Michael Weitzman
Frank Mazzaro
Cinematography Darryl Palagi
George Spiro Dibie
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Paramount Network Television
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 18, 1993 (1993-09-18) – June 10, 1995 (1995-06-10)

The Mommies is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 1993 to June 1995. Produced by Paramount Television, the series ran for two seasons with a total of 38 episodes.

Synopsis[edit]

The series was loosely based on the real-life personas of Caryl Kristensen and Marilyn Kentz (aka The Mommies) as suburban neighbors and their families in Petaluma, California. Episodes would focus on how they would deal with everything from parenting to modern day issues. In addition to starring in the series, the duo also served as co-producers and co-writers.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 Pilot September 18, 1993
1-2 "Those Lowdown Ultrasound Pink-or-Blues" September 25, 1993
1-3 "Death of a Crossing Guard" October 2, 1993
1-4 "Take Me Out Anywhere But the Ballgame" October 9, 1993
1-5 "Much I Do about Nothing" October 16, 1993
1-6 "Revenge of the Mommies" October 23, 1993
1-7 "I Got the Music in Me" November 6, 1993
1-8 "Doggie Dearest" November 13, 1993
1-9 "Thanks, But No Thanksgiving" November 20, 1993
1-10 "Friends and Mothers" November 27, 1993
1-11 "Sleeping Around" December 9, 1993
1-12 "Christmas" December 11, 1993
1-13 "Quality Time" December 18, 1993
1-14 "The Fight" January 8, 1994
1-15 "Home Alone" January 15, 1994
1-16 "Take Me out Anyplace But ..." January 22, 1994
1-17 "The Old Man Cometh" January 29, 1994
1-18 "Bringing Home Baby" February 5, 1994
1-19 "Five Minutes Apart" February 5, 1994
1-20 "Valentine's Day" February 12, 1994
1-21 "Mr. Mommie" March 19, 1994
1-22 "The Campfire Girls" April 2, 1994
1-23 "A Day in the Life" April 16, 1994
1-24 "Mommies Day" May 7, 1994
1-25 "The Exercist" May 7, 1994

Season 2[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
2-1 "Tom's Deal" January 2, 1995
2-2 "The Mother of All In-Laws" January 7, 1995
2-3 "Enter Christine" January 14, 1995
2-4 "Enter Ken" January 21, 1995
2-5 "Coming Apart" January 28, 1995
2-6 "You Must Remember This" February 4, 1995
2-7 "I Do, I Do Again" February 25, 1995
2-8 "The Dating Pool" March 4, 1995
2-9 "Who am I?" March 18, 1995
2-10 "Mystery Ride" March 18, 1995
2-11 "My Roof, My Rules" March 25, 1995
2-12 "Selling Out" April 3, 1995
2-13 "Four Mommies and a Funeral" June 10, 1995

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1994 Young Artist Awards Nominated Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series Sam Gifaldi, Ryan Merriman, Ashley Peldon, Shiloh Strong and Joey Zimmerman
Best Actor Under Ten in a Television Series or Show Sam Gifaldi
1992 Nominated Best Youth Comedienne in a TV Show Ashley Peldon
Best Performance: Young Actress in a TV Comedy Series Courtney Peldon
Best Performance by an Actress Under Ten in a TV Series Ashley Peldon
Best Performance by an Actor Under Ten in a TV Series Sam Gifaldi

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