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Accidentally on Purpose

Accidentally on PurposeNetwork: CBS
Episodes: 18 (half-hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 21, 2009 — April 21, 2010
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Jenna Elfman, Jon Foster, Lennon Parham, Grant Show, Nicolas Wright, Ashley Jensen, and Pooch Hall.

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TV show description:
Based on the bestselling memoir by Mary F. Pols, this sitcom tells the story of a single woman who “accidentally” gets pregnant.

Billie (Jenna Elfman) is a thirty-something movie critic from San Francisco who’s still feeling the pain from a breakup with her charming boss, James (Grant Show). She’d hoped to marry him someday but he wasn’t ready for that, especially since he’d already been married once before.

At a local bar one night, Billie meets Zack (Jon Foster), a lovable twenty-something chef, and the two have a one-night stand. Soonafter, Billie finds out that she’s become pregnant from the brief affair. Though she’s freaked out, Billie decides to have the baby.

For advice, Billie turns to her free-thinking best friend and fellow journalist, Olivia (Ashley Jensen), and her little sister, Abby (Lennon Parham), who favors a much more conservative and conventional way of life.

She tells Zack the news and the two decide to live together, but only as friends. It’s more for convenience than anything else since Zack had previously lived in a van.

Billie wants to keep her pregnancy quiet for awhile, especially from James who’s just decided he wants to pick up where they left off. The secret doesn’t last long at all and the situation becomes more complicated since, at times, Billie’s attracted to both of the men in her life.

Zack’s friends, like Davis (Nicolas Wright) and Ryan (Pooch Hall), seem to come along with the package. When they 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.

Series Finale

Episode 18 — Speed, part two
Billie, Zack, and Davis are pulled over for speeding again, by the same Officer Ravitz. Though Billie’s in labor for real this time, the cop’s not falling for it and takes Zack off to jail. Zack proclaims that he will be there in time to see their baby born. Much to Billie’s dismay, Davis will have to take her to the hospital and coach her through the labor and delivery of the baby.

While Zack is jailed with two colorful cellmates, he tries everything to get released — including enlisting the help of Abby and Nick. Olivia ultimately negotiates Zack out of jail and they all get to the hospital in time to be present for the birth of Henry Krawchuck.

After everyone has left, Billie finally accepts Zack’s marriage proposal, ensuring that they will be raising their son together, as a family.
First aired: April 21, 2010.



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susan November 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Jeremy is wrong. This show was funny and they need to bring it back or sell the rights to some other network. It really was such a good show!!


Jeremy Rynek September 14, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I think the problem was this was a less funny TV version of Knocked up, so it didn’t work, even on the funniest network.


Anonymous December 2, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I loved this show it was so funny!!! I was looking forward to a season two:(


Indra October 4, 2010 at 1:51 am

Love the show. I love Abby the most, with her funny voice. Please don’t cancel this show.


Desi Chicola September 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm



elaine May 20, 2010 at 7:06 am

CRAZY to cancel this show,it was the best!!!!


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