• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 26, 2009
  • Season #: 1

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 10 out of 21
  1. 30
    In the Motherhood represents ABC's feeble attempt to transform a successful Web series into a sitcom. The main problem: The three moms are mighty annoying.
  2. If series like In The Motherhood are designed as Trojan horses for product placement, they won’t have much impact if they’re as weakly written as this Frankensteinian mulch of mommy-war cliches and "Santa is dead" gags.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    The result is tonally uneven, too-rarely funny and rehashes material that isn't as relatable as it should be to the average parent.
  4. The ABC sitcom, which runs what seems like an excruciating 21-22 minutes, it's a trio that deserves better.
  5. 25
    With jokes so bad, they make Carrot Top look funny, it's a tough haul for all--all around.
  6. 25
    What you get from Motherhood are witless, barely connected vignettes about three unpleasant, unbelievable women.
  7. It's stunning that ABC's new sitcom In the Motherhood, built on stories of life as Mom, manages to come off as stiff, disjointed and curiously unlikable.
  8. The show is so bad, it might be gone anyway, quickly canceled as ABC scrambles to recover from an 0-for-2 comedy start on its new spring schedule.
  9. 10
    The tedium and unoriginality of this new ABC sitcom, the latest entry in the vastly overworked motherhood-as-martyrdom genre, has to be seen to be believed, though my strong and sincere suggestion is that you just take my word for it.
  10. It is really, really atrocious. Not so-bad-it's-good. Just bad. Plain bad. Why am I watching this?-level bad.

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