• 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. 40
    To stand out from the pablum of domestic sitcoms, the series needs to lose the working-mom cliches and be more willing to be mean.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    42
    Flat and obvious, Motherhood stars a trio of superior funnywomen--Will & Grace's Megan Mullally, Curb Your Enthusiasm's ?Cheryl Hines, and Jessica St. Clair of Best Week Ever and Worst Week--as moms who pal around and joke about the stresses in their lives.
  3. I hate to say it, but if it weren’t for Sanz and Mullally, there would be no reason at all to watch this sitcom.
  4. In the Motherhood worked as a Web series based on real-life stories but not, it would seem, as a television series based on overused stereotypes.
  5. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    42
    It's bright! It's energetic! It has that sort of dialogue that zips, zaps and zings! It's even ironic! Yet, at its very core, Motherhood is completely vacant.
  6. Even though In the Motherhood may have universal appeal, overly familiar premises can lead to lameness, so ABC better hope the rest of the episodes play more like the one on Thursday and less like the one a week later.
  7. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    50
    The show rises to mediocrity on the strength of the occasional snappiness of the dialogue.
  8. Reviewed by: Randee Dawn
    50
    While the premiere episode holds together well (Emily's son learns there's no Santa and shares that with his fellow kindergarteners, sparking a riot; Jane has a date; Rosemary fakes pregnancy), the follow-up episode--featuring a nanny strike, bad teeth and Jane getting locked out of her house--doesn't hold together.
  9. It’s an impressive cast and a perfectly good premise, but for some reason, Thursday’s pilot episode is not very funny.
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 »