Here’s the official press release via Deadline: EXCLUSIVE: Nickelodeon has ordered three multi-camera comedy pilots. Family comedy Instant Mom, which has Tia Mowry in negotiations to star, is for nighttime channel Nick at Nite that targets adult/adolescent viewers, while the superhero-themed The Thundermans and supernatural The Haunted Hathaways are for the daytime children’s channel.
Instant Mom, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, was written by Warren Bell and Jessica Butler loosely based on their real life. It centers on a 25-year-old party girl (Mowry) who trades in cosmos for carpools when she marries an older man with kids. Bell, Butler and Kaplan executive produce the project, which intends to cast an all-black family. This marks Kaplan’s second pilot for Nick at Nite along with Wendell & Vinnie starring Jerry Trainor; it is 3-year-old Kapital Entertainment’s 15th pilot. For Mowry — who toplines with her twin sister the Style reality series Tia & Tamera – this marks a return to scripted comedy. She recently left BET’s The Game, where she co-starred for five seasons.
My favorite part of this process has been reading the loglines/descriptions of our show in the press. Here are a few of my favorites:
The Kapital Entertainment sitcom focuses on a 25-year-old party girl (Mowry) who trades in margaritas and Louboutins for Similac and Huggies when she marries an older man with children. Is there a baby in our script?
“Instant Mom” is about a woman who gives up the finer things in life to be with a man who is older than her and has kids of his own. I do miss my Burbank apartment and Trader Joe’s frozen pizzas. Wait, no I don’t.
Instant Mom is being written by Warren Bell and Jessica Butler, and the whole show’s premise is said to be based on the real lives of Bell and Butler. The show is about a 25 year-old partier (Mowry), who trades her drinking lifestyle for carpools and soccer mom gatherings when she marries an older man with children. Drinking lifestyle? Please, no one let my grandma read this.
Everyone can relax — half of the Sister, Sister duo is returning to scripted television with news that Tia Mowry will be starring in Nick at Nite’s Instant Mom, a show about a reformed party-girl (Mowry) who marries an older man with children. Since it’d be impossible to number the many millions of comedic gold veins lining this concept, let’s just hope that Roger makes frequent appearances as a recidivist partyer who comes around Mowry’s new home looking to score some ecstasy, awkward visits that force Mowry to think of increasingly/decreasingly clever explanations for her relationship with Roger.
No, really. Who’s Roger?