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Accidentally on Purpose 

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 »


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Series cast summary:
Jenna Elfman ...  Billie 18 episodes, 2009-2010
Jon Foster ...  Zack 18 episodes, 2009-2010
Ashley Jensen ...  Olivia 18 episodes, 2009-2010
Lennon Parham ...  Abby 18 episodes, 2009-2010
Nicolas Wright ...  Davis 18 episodes, 2009-2010
Grant Show ...  James 16 episodes, 2009-2010
Pooch Hall ...  Ryan 10 episodes, 2009-2010
Kimberly Manion ...  Office Worker / ... 8 episodes, 2009-2010


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

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She's with child and pregnant too.


Comedy | Romance




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2009 (USA) See more »

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


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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 blanbrnSee 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.

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