List of Notes from the Underbelly episodes

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The following is an episode list for the situation comedy Notes from the Underbelly. The program premiered on April 12, 2007 in the United States on ABC. The show was renewed for a second season that began airing on November 26, 2007. The second season was to consist of the remaining five unaired Season 1 episodes along with 13 produced Season 2 episodes totaling 18 episodes.[1] However due to the writers' strike only ten of the 13 episodes for the second season were able to be produced, which would have totaled 15 episodes for the second season, but in the end only seven aired.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally
aired
DVD Release
1 8 2007 TBA
2 7 2007 – 2008

Season 1: 2007[edit]

# Ep Title Writer Director Original airdate Code
1 1 "Pilot" Stacy Traub Barry Sonnenfeld April 12, 2007 (2007-04-12) 276011
Andrew and Lauren are deciding if they really want a family or not. But the advice from their friends is not helping them at all! Are they going to have a baby or are they going to continue their lives without one?
2 2 "Animal Style" Stacy Traub Barry Sonnenfeld April 12, 2007 (2007-04-12) 3T5901
Andrew and Lauren are discovering that changes in their life is inevitable. While Lauren must trade her Mini Cooper for a mini-van, Andrew must get rid of his hockey table. But things are getting complicated for Lauren when she learns that her driver license is expired and that she must do all of her tests all over again.
3 3 "Million Dollar Baby" Mitch Hunter, Jana Hunter Barry Sonnenfeld April 18, 2007 (2007-04-18) 3T5902
Because of the overwhelming impending costs of having a baby, Andrew looks for a way to save some money... at Lauren's expense. He decides to ask for Danny's help and takes additional landscaping jobs, even if neither are equipped for manual labor. During the meantime, Lauren wonders is she should continue to work or leave her job since he's not getting through to the students she counsels.
4 4 "Oleander" Steve Joe, Greg Schaffer Michael Patrick Jann April 25, 2007 (2007-04-25) 3T5903
With Lauren pregnant, the couple quickly find out the pros and cons of pregnancy. Lauren's pregnancy gets in the way of the couple when they try to have some intimacy. Meanwhile, Lauren's highly noticeable "pregnancy" breasts attires the attention of the rich students she counsels.
5 5 "Julie & Eric's Baby" Gary Murphy Barry Sonnenfeld May 2, 2007 (2007-05-02) 3T5904
During a trip to the mall for makeup, Julie's water prematurely breaks. With Eric rushing home from a business trip, Julie ask her friends to be present during the birth. Andrew and Lauren must abruptly abandon their romantic weekend getaway. Danny offers to help by ensuring that their hotel plans don't go to waste.
6 6 "Mother's Milk" Lesley Wake Webster Barry Sonnenfeld May 9, 2007 (2007-05-09) 3T5905
While Lauren isn't convinced breastfeeding is necessary, Andrew refuses to change his mind and claims that being a breastfed baby is the reason why he is successful today as a Landscaper Architect. Meanwhile, Julie and Eric relation isn't going better and the couple tries to reconnect after the birth of Baby Perry, while Cooper falls for an awesome employee.
7 7 "Keeping Up Appearances" John Quaintance James Frawley May 16, 2007 (2007-05-16) 3T5906
While Lauren tries to prove to her co-workers, and to herself, that being pregnant won't affect her job. But things don't turn out as planned, and the advice she gave to one of her students put her job in jeopardy. During the meantime, Julie and Cooper realize that they have only on thing in common --Lauren.
8 8 "Surprise" Steve Joe Victoria Hochberg May 16, 2007 (2007-05-16) 3T5908
Today is Andrew's birthday. Everyone has gathered to celebrate this special day. Even Andrew's old college buddy is there to celebrate. But the only problem is that Andrew doesn't like him at all. Sadly, this day will turn for the worse when some of the biggest secrets are gonna be revealed.

Season 2: 2007-2008[edit]

# Ep Title Writer Director Original airdate Code
9 1 "She's Gotta Have It" Shira Zeltzer Goldman Barnet Kellman November 26, 2007 (2007-11-26) 3T5907
Andrew decides that it's time for him to show more confidence in himself. The experience proves to be a big turn-on for Lauren. But with Andrew getting more and more confident in himself and his abilities, the couple is future threatened. During the meantime, Danny and Cooper are also finding themselves in a strange situation.
10 2 "The Blackout" Aaron Korsh Peter Lauer December 3, 2007 (2007-12-03) 3T5909
After a power outage, Lauren suddenly becomes paranoid about every little thing and worries that she isn't ready to take care of a baby. Andrew, on the other hand, is feeling very confident about his parenting abilities, until he kills a mock "baby" at their infant CPR class. Meanwhile Andrew's friend, Danny, excels in class by flirting with the 52-year-old-teacher, and Cooper uses Julie's sexy baby blog as a way to bond with the "brown baggers" at her firm.
11 3 "Heather's Visit" Gary Murphy Lev L. Spiro December 10, 2007 (2007-12-10) 3T5910
When Lauren's cool younger sister, Heather, visits for a job interview, Lauren launches a campaign to convince her to move to Los Angeles. She would love to have Heather nearby when the baby's born, but will her aggressive attempts to sell her sister on LA end up pushing her away? Meanwhile, as Lauren's consumed with her sister's visit, Julie convinces Cooper to keep her company while Eric's away on business. But when new mom Julie falls asleep from exhaustion, Cooper is confronted with one of her greatest fears, a crying baby.
12 4 "Not Without My Noodles" Mitch Hunter, Jana Hunter Barnet Kellman December 17, 2007 (2007-12-17) 3T5911
Cooper makes a new friend. Andrew agrees to landscape Julie and Eric's garden for baby Perry's official "coming out" party. Danny want to play piano at the party.
13 5 "Friends and Neighbors" John Quaintance Joanna Kerns January 14, 2008 (2008-01-14) 3T6653
When Lauren and Andrew make an appointment with a lawyer to create their will, they're faced with the important decision of choosing Olivia's legal guardian should anything happen to them. After Julie and Eric turn them down because they're "booked," they decide to ask their neighbors, a couple they hate for being too perfect -- until it dawns on them what great guardians they'd make.
14 6 "If The Shoe Fits" Lesley Wake Webster Barry Sonnenfeld January 21, 2008 (2008-01-21) 3T5912
It seems everything is beginning to remind Lauren of the weight she's gained in the six months she's been pregnant, leaving her feeling decidedly un-sexy, as Cooper, Julie and Andrew do whatever they can to help her out of her funk. Meanwhile, Danny asks Julie if he can borrow her baby to attract women in the park.
15 7 "The List" Lesley Wake Webster Barnet Kellman February 11, 2008 (2008-02-11) 3T66??
Lauren enlists Danny's help to surprise Andrew with VIP passes to the big concert festival in Palm Springs. The gesture is meant as a last hurrah gift before the baby arrives and to offer a break from Andrew, who's been overly concerned the baby's about to be born with every grimace and expression of exasperation Lauren makes. Once at the festival, Lauren starts to experience what she thinks is indigestion, which prompts Andrew, when he sees their car is blocked, to commandeer a tour bus to get to the hospital.

Remaining unaired episodes on abc.com: "My Baby's Doctor", "Baby on Board", "Previously, On Lost", "Odd Man Out", "First Night Out", "The Circle of Life", "Spinning Out of Control", "Accidental Family Bed", and "The Weekend".

Weekly Ratings[edit]

In the following summary, "rating" is the percentage of all households with televisions that tuned to the show, and "share" is the percentage of all televisions in use at that time that are tuned in. "18–49" is the percentage of all adults aged 18–49 tuned into the show. "Viewers" are the amount of viewers, in millions, watching at the time. "Rank" is how well the show did compared to other TV shows that aired that week.

Unless otherwise cited, the overnight rating, share, 18–49, and viewing information come from Your Entertainment Now.[2] The weekly rank comes from Google Groups.[3]

Season 1[edit]

# Episode Air Date Timeslot (EST) Rating Share 18–49 Viewers Rank
1 "Pilot" April 12, 2007 Thursday 10:00PM 6.3 10 3.9 9.20 #36
2 "Animal Style" Thursday 10:30PM 5.2 9 3.4 7.72 #36
3 "Million Dollar Baby" April 18, 2007 Wednesday 8:30PM 4.4 7 2.4 6.57 #58
4 "Oleander" April 25, 2007 3.3 5 1.9 4.87 #71
5 "Julie & Eric's Baby" May 2, 2007 4.1 7 2.3 6.10 #65
6 "Mother's Milk" May 9, 2007 3.8 6 2.3 5.78 #62
7 "Keeping Up Appearances" May 16, 2007 3.2 5 1.8 4.54 #79
8 "Surprise" Wednesday 9:30PM 2.8 4 1.9 4.46 #91

Season 2[edit]

# Episode Air Date Timeslot (EST) Rating Share 18–49 Viewers Rank
1 "She's Gotta Have It" November 26, 2007 Monday 9:30PM 5.6 8 2.9 8.25 #43
2 "The Blackout" December 3, 2007 3.8 6 2.3 5.50 #74
3 "Heather's Visit" December 10, 2007 3.2 5 2.0 4.56 #82
4 "Not Without My Noodles" December 17, 2007 3.2 5 1.9 4.99 N/A
5 "Friends and Neighbors" January 14, 2008 3.3 5 1.6 4.57 #70
6 "If the Shoe Fits" January 21, 2008 3.3 5 1.6 4.68 N/A
7 "The List" February 11, 2008 N/A N/A 1.4 4.30 #72

References[edit]

  1. ^ "October Road and Notes from the Underbelly: ABC Series Renewed". TV Series Finale. May 11, 2007. Archived from the original on July 14, 2007. Retrieved September 28, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Your One Stop Shop For All Things Entertainment". Retrieved October 16, 2007. 
  3. ^ "rec.arts.tv". Retrieved September 28, 2007.