|Created by||Jessica Butler|
|Developed by||Howard Michael Gould|
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Tylen Jacob Williams
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||65 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Howard Michael Gould|
|Production locations||Paramount Studios|
|Running time||20–22 minutes|
|Production companies||Stockholm Syndrome|
|Original network||Nick at Nite|
|Original release||September 29, 2013 –|
December 19, 2015
Instant Mom is an American sitcom produced for the NickMom block on the Nick Jr. channel. It was developed by Howard Michael Gould and stars Tia Mowry as a stepmother of three children alongside her husband.
The series first aired on September 29, 2013, on both Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite block (at 8:30 p.m.) and the NickMom block (at 10:30 p.m.). The debut was the highest-rated premiere in the history of both blocks. On November 22, 2013, the series was renewed for a second season of 20 episodes. It was renewed for a third season on September 9, 2014. Nickelodeon announced on October 21, 2015, that Instant Mom wouldn't extend beyond its third season and would end its run with the 65 episodes produced. The third season premiered first on another ViacomCBS-owned channel, TV Land.
Set in Philadelphia, Stephanie Phillips is a food blogger and party girl, who has to drastically tone down her lifestyle when she marries Charlie Phillips, an older man with three children. She now has to be a mother to Charlie's teenage daughter, Gabrielle, and his grade school-age sons James and Aaron. Stephanie has to quickly learn how to be a full-time stepmom with the help of her overbearing mother, Maggie, while attempting to keep her social life active.
Main article: List of Instant Mom episodes
|First aired||Last aired||Network|
|1||23||September 29, 2013||June 12, 2014||Nick at Nite |
|2||16||October 2, 2014||June 3, 2015|
|3||26||September 19, 2015||December 19, 2015||TV Land|
On August 3, 2012, Nickelodeon announced that it had green-lit the Instant Mom pilot. Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Duane Martin, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sydney Park, Tylen Williams, and Damarr Calhoun were cast on November 26, 2012. Michael Boatman would later replace Duane Martin. It was announced on April 3, 2013, that Instant Mom was officially picked up for a 13-episode first season to air on NickMom in late 2013. Later on August 19, 2013, Nickelodeon ordered seven additional episodes bringing the series' first season to 20 episodes. On November 22, 2013, six additional episodes were added first season. Both NickMom and Nick at Nite aired episodes on the same nights until the NickMom block closed on September 28, 2015. Filming took place at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. The series aired 65 episodes over three seasons, premiering on September 29, 2013, and ending on December 19, 2015. The series outlasted the NickMom programming block by three months.
Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media gave the show 4 out of 5 stars. Brian Lowry of Variety said the show mirrors Trophy Wife.
|2014||20th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards||Comedy||Won|
|2015||21st Annual NAMIC Vision Awards||Comedy||Nominated|
The series also will air on the adult-targeted NickMom comedy block on the Nick Jr. channel at 10:00/9:00c.