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Accidentally on Purpose (CBS 2009-2010, Jenna Elfman, Ashley Jensen)



Accidentally On Purpose, based on the bestselling memoir by Mary F. Pols, is a sitcom about a single woman, Billie, who finds herself ‘accidentally’ pregnant after a one-night stand with a much younger guy, and decides to keep the baby…and the guy.

A newspaper film critic, Billie is barely surviving a humiliating breakup with her charming boss, James, who’s still trying to resume their relationship.

Pregnant, after a brief fling with her ‘boy toy’ Zack, Billie and Zack make an arrangement to live together platonically. Billie’s party girl best friend Olivia, and Abby, her conventional, younger married sister, eagerly look forward to the new addition and offer their own brands of advice and encouragement. But when Zack and his freeloading friends, including Davis, start to turn her place into a frat house, Billie isn’t sure if she’s living with a boyfriend, a roommate, or if she just has another child to raise.

production details
USA | CBS – BermanBraun – CBS Television Studios | 18×25 minutes | Broadcast 21 September 2009 – 21 April 2010

Bill Kunstler as Co-Executive Producer
Claudia Lonow as Executive Producer / Writer of Pilot
Eugene Stein as Executive Producer
Gail Berman as Executive Producer
Gregg Mettler as Co-Executive Producer
Jenna Elfman as Producer
John Amodeo as Producer
Lloyd Braun as Executive Producer
Mary F. Pols as Original author
Pamela Fryman as Director of pilot
Stewart Halpern-Fingerhut as Co-Producer (Pilot)
Suzy Mamann Greenberg as Producer (Pilot)
Trevor Kirschner as Co-Producer

Jenna Elfman as Billie
Jon Foster as Zack
Ashley Jensen as Olivia
Grant Show as James
Nicolas Wright as Davis
Lennon Parham as Abby
Olivia Munn
Tim Bagley
Pooch Hall as Ryan