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Instant Mom 

A 25-year-old party girl becomes an instant mom when she marries an older man with three children.
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2015   2014   2013  
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tia Mowry-Hardrict ...  Stephanie Phillips 65 episodes, 2013-2015
Michael Boatman ...  Charlie Phillips 65 episodes, 2013-2015
Sydney Park ...  Gabby Phillips 65 episodes, 2013-2015
Tylen Jacob Williams ...  James Phillips 65 episodes, 2013-2015
Damarr Calhoun ...  Aaron Phillips 65 episodes, 2013-2015
Sheryl Lee Ralph ...  Maggie Turner 56 episodes, 2013-2015
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Stephanie is a former party girl who trades in her cocktails for carpools when she instantly adds three children to her life by marrying their father, Charlie. Needless to say, she struggles to find a balance between her fun-loving and slightly irresponsible lifestyle with being a full-time stepmother. As she learns what being a mother is about, partially with help from her own mom, Stephanie tries to do things her own way. Among the motherly experiences she has are being on the parents' dance committee and planning a 'staycation' for her family. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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TV-PG
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Tia Mowry-Hardrict is over 10 years older than her character on the show. See more »

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Trophy wives vs trophy kids
24 May 2019 | by mirkobozicSee all my reviews

Tia Lowry plays a pretty young woman who gets swept away into marrying an older man and unexpectedly gets not only a husband but three stepchildren, each with their own issues. It's a simple, feel-good story about family values with occasional silly tantrums and hillarious quips many of which are provided by her mother Maggie and their new step-grandma. It's like those predictble rom-coms that are you stick with though they're all alike each other. There are however two issues here- the kids' biological mother is prevented from taking them for a year with her to Africa, to spend real quality time with them, though she's legally entitled to it. We're made to root for Stephanie (Lowry) to keep them under her warm wing, and the kids' mother is nothing but a footnote in the story, which isn't really in line with the values the show tries to reflect. The other problem is the character of Maggie, who embodies the stereotype of the angry black woman to the bone, and visibly enjoys it, though it bursts with tacky stereotypes at best, and insulting at worst.


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29 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Kapital Entertainment See more »
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