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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 »


Claudia Lonow




2010   2009  



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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 »

Also Known As:

Kao slučajno See more »

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


Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.66 (2010) See more »


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Written by David Fagin
Performed by The Rosenbergs
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It hurts to write this. It hurts worse to watch this show.
19 October 2009 | by tmcdaniel1See all my reviews

If some of the other reviewers are like me they did not relish giving this show such poor reviews. I think most of us know Jenna Elfman is capable (when in the right circumstances) of being a fine comic actor.

However, this thing is just ugly. These are the kind of people in town that I struggle to keep away from. Not that all my friend are perfect (or me) but, these people seem to lack redeeming qualities. If we see their good side, it is only for a moment before they lapse back into behavior that swerves between the pathetic and the vile.

The Jenna character seems entirely out of place as someone who is old enough to know better than to give the advice she does. Yet, she seems to delight in playing to the weaakest and most immature sides of her "friends" personalities. When she does this with her baby, he will likely grow up to be Andy Dick. Not the Funny Andy but the Creepy Andy.

This is an entirely different setting than D&G where everyone's flaws were drawn clearly yet, (nearly)everyone had something admirable about them (even if was by accident). Most of the people in AOP strike me as younger, slacker (and even more immature) versions of the D&G characters: Jane and Pete Cavanaugh. If they were your absolute favorites, maybe AOP is for you.

Have only been able to stand watching most of two episodes. The thing too often veers into creepiness due to the repellent characters and the howling bad writing. Painful.

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