NickMom Picks Up 13 Episodes Of Instant Mom, The TV Block's First Original Scripted Comedy Series Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict

  NickMom Picks Up 13 Episodes Of Instant Mom, The TV Block's First Original
              Scripted Comedy Series Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict

Production to Commence in Los Angeles this Spring with Series Premiere Later
this Year

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2013

LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --NickMom has ordered 13 episodes of
Instant Mom (working title), the primetime TV block's first original scripted
comedy series, starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict, it was announced today by Bronwen
O'Keefe, Senior Vice President, NickMom. The half-hour, multi-camera series
is set to premiere later this year on NickMom and repeat on Nick at Nite.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130403/NY88520)

Instant Mom follows young party girl Stephanie (Mowry-Hardrict) who trades in
cosmos for carpools when she marries an older man, Charlie (Michael Boatman,
Spin City), with three kids. Stephanie slowly grows into her role as a
full-time stepmom while struggling to maintain some sense of her fun-loving,
slightly irresponsible life. Sheryl Lee Ralph (Moesha) stars as Stephanie's
mother Maggie and rounding out the cast are the three kids played by Sydney
Park, Tylen Williams and Damarr Calhoun. The series is created by Warren Bell
(Victorious, According to Jim) and Jessica Butler (In Plain Sight) and
executive-produced by Howard Gould (The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Cybil) and Aaron
Kaplan (Wendell & Vinnie, The Neighbors).

"Instant Momis the perfect addition to our NickMom nighttime comedy block
designed to let moms unwind from the day and laugh at the often hilarious
experiences of parenthood," said O'Keefe. "This show has a fantastic cast and
at the center is Tia bringing all her warmth and talent to this funny and
relatable character."

Sophisticated, savvy and an all-around sweetheart, actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict
has been in the public eye for over 17 years, gaining initial fame starring
opposite her twin sister Tamera in the hit comedy Sister Sister from Paramount
Television. On Sister Sister's successful six-year run, Tia won two NAACP
Image Awards and three Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Television Actress.
After graduating from Pepperdine University, she made appearances in various
projects, including starring with her sister once again in the Disney
Channel's original movie Twitches in 2005 and again in Twitches Too, two years
later. In 2006, Tia landed the role of "Melanie Barnett," medical student
turned wife of pro-football player on The Game, which landed her two more
NAACP Image Award nominations. Currently Tia is starring in [with her sister
Tamera Mowry-Housley] and executive producing the STYLE network series Tia &
Tamera, which set a record as the most watched series launch in the network's
history. Season 3 returns summer 2013. Tia recently released her debut book Oh
Baby!: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another, filmed &
released a fitness DVD, and with her sister, is developing a product line
called MILKY! set to be released later this spring. She is also set to appear
in the upcoming Fox Searchlight Pictures film Baggage Claim, to be released
fall 2013.

NickMom is a new primetime ad-supported TV block for moms that airs on the
Nick Jr. channel. The block features a mix of original long- and short-form
programming, including talk shows, stand-up and sketch comedy, docu-series and
more.

About Nickelodeon
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kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in
everything it does. The company includes television programming and production
in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online,
recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is
seen in almost 100million households and has been the number-one-rated basic
cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit
http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and
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SOURCE Nickelodeon

Website: http://www.nick.com
Contact: Heather Brown, Nickelodeon/NY, (212) 846-6240,
Heather.Brown@nick.com; or George Cabico, Nickelodeon/LA, (310) 752-8644,
George.Cabico@nick.com
 
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