Return Of Jezebel James, The (Fox 2008, Lauren Ambrose, Parker Posey)

In The Return Of Jezebel James can two estranged sisters, polar opposites, live together when one agrees to carry the other’s baby? SARAH THOMKINS (Parker Posey) is a bright, optimistic, determined woman who seems to have it all – a great job as a children’s book editor, an eager-to-please assistant, BUDDY (Michael Arden), who helps keep her life together, and a no-strings-attached personal relationship with successful businessman MARCUS SONTI (Scott Cohen).

Nevertheless, as her father, RONALD (Ron McLarty), is constantly pointing out, something is missing from Sarah’s life. Her hard work may garner accolades, but when she goes home at night, she is very much alone. All too aware that she isn’t getting any younger, Sarah decides to have a baby on her own and gets the shock of her life when the doctor tells her she can’t get pregnant. Having no concept of the term “can’t,” Sarah wills herself to execute a plan.

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With nowhere else to turn, Sarah sets up a meeting with her quirky younger sister, COCO (Lauren Ambrose), and proposes a plan for Coco to carry her baby. They haven’t seen each other in a while, and Coco refuses to go along with such a huge favor. But something happens when Sarah mentions that she’s turned Coco’s imaginary childhood friend, Jezebel James, into a children’s book. Even though she doesn’t say so out loud, Coco is clearly touched, and, realizing that her current living situation – sharing a couch with her friend’s sick dog – isn’t working out, Coco decides that this just might be worth a try.

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Lauren Ambrose as Coco
Michael Arden as Buddy
Parker Posey as Sarah Thomkins
Ron McLarty as Ronald
Scott Cohen as Marcus Sonti

other cast info
Dana Ivey as Molly

key behind the scenes crew
Amy Sherman-Palladino as Creator/Executive Producer/Director of Pilot
Daniel Palladino as Executive Producer
Robin Schwartz as producer

show type

broadcast from
3/14/2008 – 3/21/2008
1 season with 7 episodes in total 4 of which didn’t air.

network and production companies
Fox – Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions – Regency Television

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.