Billie, a woman in her 30's, wants to settle down and have a family. When she tells her boyfriend James this, he tells her he doesn't want that, so they break up. She gets drunk and hooks ... See full summary »

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
3,319 ( 388)

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2010   2009  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Samantha Who? (2007–2009)
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A woman suffers from amnesia and is forced to find out who she really is.

Stars: Christina Applegate, Jennifer Esposito, Kevin Dunn
Gary Unmarried (2008–2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Newly divorced after fifteen years of marriage, Gary Brooks, a painting contractor, strives to balance work, shared custody of his two children, a controlling ex-wife, and his foxy new girlfriend.

Stars: Jay Mohr, Paula Marshall, Ryan Malgarini
Dharma & Greg (1997–2002)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A free spirited yoga instructor finds true love in a conservative lawyer and they got married on the first date. Though they are polar opposites; her need of stability is fulfilled with him, his need of optimism is fulfilled with her.

Stars: Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray
Better with You (TV Series 2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two sisters are at different stages in their respective relationships.

Stars: JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Jennifer Finnigan, Josh Cooke
Up All Night (2011–2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Takes an irreverent look at parenthood through the point of view of an acerbic working mother, along with her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents.

Stars: Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett
Rita Rocks (2008–2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A frazzled working mother starts a garage band with her neighbor and a female postal worker.

Stars: Nicole Sullivan, Richard Ruccolo, Tisha Campbell-Martin
1600 Penn (2012–2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

President Gilcrest and his trophy wife are living in the White House, with their overachieving daughter sidetracked by pregnancy, a couch potato hopeless son, a genius young son, and an odd middle school girl.

Stars: Josh Gad, Jenna Elfman, Martha MacIsaac
Less Than Perfect (2002–2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Huge egos. Backbiting assistants. Screaming deadlines. Claudia "Claude" Casey has moved up in the secretarial world of television news, from permanent floater to the anchor's desk. It's a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sara Rue, Zachary Levi, Andrea Parker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A typical family in the middle of a divorce: two kids, mom, dad and guide dog. Oh, and dad's blind.

Stars: J.K. Simmons, Eli Baker, Ava Deluca-Verley
Perfect Couples (TV Series 2010)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three couples have different ideas of what makes the perfect relationship.

Stars: Kyle Bornheimer, Christine Woods, David Walton
Out of Practice (2005–2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A therapist (Ben) lives his life in the shadows of his brother, sister, mother, and father, all of whom are doctors, while at the same time trying to keep his family together after the addition of his fathers new, younger, girlfriend.

Stars: Christopher Gorham, Paula Marshall, Ty Burrell
Guys with Kids (2012–2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

30-something dads struggle as parents because they are still children at heart.

Stars: Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Billie (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Zack (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Olivia (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Abby (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Davis (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 James (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Ryan (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Office Worker / ... (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Edit

Storyline

Billie, a woman in her 30's, wants to settle down and have a family. When she tells her boyfriend James this, he tells her he doesn't want that, so they break up. She gets drunk and hooks up with a guy named Zack. Upon discovering that she's pregnant, he moves in to try and help her. Written by tech support

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She's with child and pregnant too.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kao slučajno  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The main character is a film critic, and the episodes are named after movie titles. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.30 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Birds of a Feather
(uncredited)
Written by David Fagin
Performed by The Rosenbergs
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Witty and funny romantic comedy that's sexy, and it's nice to see the bright and attractive Jenna Elfman return to TV!
20 October 2009 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

So far this new comedy "Accidentally on Purpose" is witty and funny and also it's nicely blended with romance and sexy appeal. Most of all it's nice to see the return of the cute and attractive Jenna Elfman to a TV series. I always liked Elfman from her "Dharma and Greg" days plus I've admired her sex appeal from certain film roles. Jenna plays Billie a mid to late 30's single woman who lives in the city by the bay San Francisco, CA. And Billie is a successful film movie review critic for a local newspaper however she's just broken up from her older and happens to be boss boyfriend James("Melrose Place's " Grant Show). So then Billie fishes the waters and she hooks with a young and hot boy toy Zack(Jon Foster) who's somewhat of a young slacker type she certainly robbed the cradle, however her pleasing night of unprotected passion leads to an unplanned pregnancy and strange roommate relationship with Zack. Along the way this relationship is challenging and trying as each are friends, yet they are exploring the fields with other people the jokes and one liners of this show may seem repetitive yet I find them witty and crude with sexual humor. As clearly the angles of sexual frustration is felt in Zack and Billie's relationship. And good supporting turns are given from Ashley Jensen as Billie's elegant and sexy female friend Oliva and it's funny and somewhat of a pain to watch Lennon Parham as Billie's comical and mentally challenged lonely sister Abby. Overall this show may not be a mainstay, still I like it as it's blended with enough sexy humor and wit to make any comedy fan watch. And it's a real treat for any Jenna fans to watch as it's nice to see the cute and attractive Elfman back working on TV.


28 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Am I the only one?? nicole_0001
canceled! angelic1o7
I actually live in San Francisco...... alvoalvo
How long will we be stuck with it? ashley2385
the worst show... Hopz_7
In the pilot wasn't there 3 guys watching her walk of shame? beaten2it
Discuss Accidentally on Purpose (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?