• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 26, 2009
Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 10 out of 21
  1. The ABC sitcom, which runs what seems like an excruciating 21-22 minutes, it's a trio that deserves better.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    The result is tonally uneven, too-rarely funny and rehashes material that isn't as relatable as it should be to the average parent.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 25
    What you get from Motherhood are witless, barely connected vignettes about three unpleasant, unbelievable women.
  6. 25
    With jokes so bad, they make Carrot Top look funny, it's a tough haul for all--all around.
  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.
User Score
3.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. suesanj
    Apr 4, 2009
    1
    I have been a huge fan of the web show. This remake of the fabulous web show was horrible. I could only stand to watch half of the tv show I have been a huge fan of the web show. This remake of the fabulous web show was horrible. I could only stand to watch half of the tv show because I felt it was a disservice to the actresses and the stories on the web show. If you have only watched the tv program, do yourself a huge favor and watch the show on line. The original actresses are hilarious unlike the tv show which seemed forced and unnatural. Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Mar 27, 2009
    0
    Terrible show! Why is no one mentioning that it is on during prime time? Which means kids are still up! Why mention the "santa" situationTerrible show! Why is no one mentioning that it is on during prime time? Which means kids are still up! Why mention the "santa" situation during that time? What about the sex/date talk? At 7pm CST? Really? I was so excited for this show. What a huge disappointment! Full Review »