The Mommies (TV series)

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The Mommies
The Mommies (TV series).jpg
GenreSitcom
Created byTerry Grossman
Kathy Speer
Written byCindy Chupack
Michael Davidoff
Nick LeRose
Linda Marr
Geoff Miller
Rick Newberger
Tim O'Donnell
Bill Rosenthal
Ellen Sandler
Terry Grossman
Kathy Speer
Directed byFrank Bonner
Gary Brown
Art Dielhenn
Terry Hughes
Joanna Kerns
Tim O'Donnell
StarringCaryl Kristensen
Marilyn Kentz
Composer(s)Steve Dorff
Rich Eames
Scott Gale
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes38
Production
Executive producer(s)Terry Grossman
Tim O'Donnell
Kathy Speer
Producer(s)Rick Newberger
Julie Tsutsui
CinematographyDarryl Palagi
George Spiro Dibie
Editor(s)Michael Weitzman
Frank Mazzaro
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Speer-Grossman Productions
Paramount Network Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 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 (1993–94)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Pilot"Terry HughesKathy Speer & Terry GrossmanSeptember 18, 1993 (1993-09-18)
22"Those Lowdown Ultrasound Pink-or-Blues"TBATBASeptember 25, 1993 (1993-09-25)
33"Death of a Crossing Guard"TBATBAOctober 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)
44"Take Me Out Anywhere But the Ballgame"TBATBAOctober 9, 1993 (1993-10-09)
55"Much I Do About Nothing"TBATBAOctober 16, 1993 (1993-10-16)
66"Revenge of the Mommies"TBATBAOctober 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)
77"I Got the Music in Me"TBATBANovember 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)
88"Doggie Dearest"TBATBANovember 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)
99"Thanks, But No Thanksgiving"TBATBANovember 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)
1010"Friends and Mothers"TBATBANovember 27, 1993 (1993-11-27)
1111"Sleeping Around"TBATBADecember 9, 1993 (1993-12-09)
1212"Christmas"TBATBADecember 11, 1993 (1993-12-11)
1313"Quality Time"TBATBADecember 18, 1993 (1993-12-18)
1414"The Fight"TBATBAJanuary 8, 1994 (1994-01-08)
1515"Home Alone"TBATBAJanuary 15, 1994 (1994-01-15)
1616"The Old Man Cometh"TBATBAJanuary 29, 1994 (1994-01-29)
17
18
17
18
"Bringing Home Baby
Five Minutes Apart"
TBATBAFebruary 5, 1994 (1994-02-05)
1919"Valentine's Day"TBATBAFebruary 12, 1994 (1994-02-12)
2020"Mr. Mommie"TBATBAMarch 19, 1994 (1994-03-19)
2121"The Campfire Girls"TBATBAApril 2, 1994 (1994-04-02)
2222"A Day in the Life"TBATBAApril 16, 1994 (1994-04-16)
2323"Mommies Day"TBATBAMay 7, 1994 (1994-05-07)
2424"The Exercist"TBATBAMay 7, 1994 (1994-05-07)

Season 2 (1995)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
251"Tom's Deal"TBATBAJanuary 2, 1995 (1995-01-02)
262"The Mother of All In-Laws"TBATBAJanuary 7, 1995 (1995-01-07)
273"Enter Christine"TBATBAJanuary 14, 1995 (1995-01-14)
284"Enter Ken"TBATBAJanuary 21, 1995 (1995-01-21)
295"Coming Apart"TBATBAJanuary 28, 1995 (1995-01-28)
306"You Must Remember This"TBATBAFebruary 4, 1995 (1995-02-04)
317"I Do, I Do Again"TBATBAFebruary 25, 1995 (1995-02-25)
328"The Dating Pool"TBATBAMarch 4, 1995 (1995-03-04)
339"Who Am I?"TBATBAMarch 18, 1995 (1995-03-18)
3410"Mystery Ride"TBATBAMarch 18, 1995 (1995-03-18)
3511"My Roof, My Rules"TBATBAMarch 25, 1995 (1995-03-25)
3612"Selling Out"TBATBAApril 3, 1995 (1995-04-03)
3713"Four Mommies and a Funeral"TBATBAJune 10, 1995 (1995-06-10)

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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