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Playing House 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2014–2017)
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Childhood best friends Maggie Caruso and Emma Crawford have shared countless adventures growing up together. Now, Maggie and Emma are in store for one of their biggest adventures - raising a baby.
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Series cast summary:
Lennon Parham ...  Maggie Caruso 27 episodes, 2014-2017
Jessica St. Clair ...  Emma Crawford 27 episodes, 2014-2017
Keegan-Michael Key ...  Mark Rodriguez 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Brad Morris ...  Bruce Caruso 15 episodes, 2014-2017


Childhood best friends Maggie Caruso (Lennon Parham, "Best Friends Forever") and Emma Crawford (Jessica St. Clair, "Best Friends Forever") have shared countless adventures growing up together in the charming town of Pinebrook, CT. Now, Maggie and Emma are in store for one of their biggest adventures-raising a baby. When Maggie discovers that her husband is having an online affair with a muscular German woman, Emma gives up her burgeoning business career in China to stay in their hometown and help Maggie raise her baby. Meanwhile, as Maggie prepares for the birth of her first child and the fallout of her marriage ending, Emma must confront the past that she abruptly left behind thirteen years ago -- her first love and local cop Mark, her prim-and-proper mother and a small town that she's never felt comfortable in. Despite their differences - Emma is brash, bold, and assertive while Maggie is grounded, rational, and safe - the women complement each other the way only best friends can, ... Written by anonymous

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2 friends, 1 baby, no clue. (Season 1) See more »






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Release Date:

29 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Дом игр See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Maggie and Emma use the word "Mazels," which is derived from "Mazel Tov," a Jewish phrase meaning "congratulations" or "good luck." See more »


Featured in Conan: Matt LeBlanc/Jessica St. Clair/Hot Chip (2015) See more »


Back Before We Were Brittle
Written by Eric Elbogen
Performed by Say Hi
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Smart & funny with a great cast
21 June 2014 | by janet4442See all my reviews

The two leads are also the writers, which didn't surprise me. They're very funny and every episode kept me interested and laughing. They have such great chemistry that I wondered if they were best friends in real life, so I Googled it, and yes, they are. Keegan-Michael Key and Jane Kaczmarek are very good in supporting roles. In fact, the whole cast is quite funny, with familiar faces popping up here and there. I like Key's role, and he does a nice job as straight man who gets to be funny here and there, but it is weird that he is Emma's married old boyfriend. Seems unclear what his purpose is - I almost want him and Emma to get together, but not at the expense of his marriage, which is not bad. The show can be a little edgy and Emma (Jessica St. Clair) can be a little prickly (as can her mom, played by Kaczmarek). But it's all balanced with a sweetness (not the syrupy kind) as the two best friends take care of each other. Now that nothing new is on TV, and all that's left is so formulaic (esp. since Community was canceled), it's really nice to find a truly funny show. So many sitcoms are formulaic and forced. This is definitely NOT one of those. Probably not everyone's cup of tea, but definitely worth a watch to find out.

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