Episodes: 20 (half-hour)
TV show dates: January 8, 2006 – February 2, 2007
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Amir Talai, Carrie Aizley, Christen Sussin, Derek Carter, Miranda Kent, Natalie Garza, Jonah Hill, Jessica Radloff, Danielle Weeks, and Nicole Garza.
TV show description:
Suburban widow Joan Beamin (Aizley) and married Barri Martin (Sussin) unexpectedly catch Barri’s husband Roger having an affair. The ladies end up in a bar filled with students and ultimately decide to enroll in college. Once in school, they meet a variety of colorful students and faculty members and embark on the wild adventures of college life – complete with one-night stands, sexual experimentation, research papers, and football games.
Episode 20 – Foreign Exchange:
The ladies learn that if they don’t pass their next math exam, Joan will lose her perfect GPA and Barri will fail, forcing her to remain a freshman for another semester. In order to ensure a passing grade, the ladies hire a Korean transfer student to tutor them. As repayment, the ladies offer to teach the student everything she needs to know about America. Meanwhile, a serial flasher wreaks havoc on the campus. Guest stars for the episode include Mindy Sterling, Ed Begley Jr., and Sean Hayes.
First aired: February 2, 2007.
What happened next?
Thus far there has been no news of a reunion or revival to wrap up the series.
Behind the Scenes
|•||The series was cancelled by Oxygen because the ratings for the second season weren’t as strong as the first. Many cite the channel’s moving the series to Tuesday nights at 11pm as the reason for the decline.|
|•||Much of the series’ dialogue was improvised and most of the cast are alumni of the famed Groundlings Theater improvisational comedy troupe in Los Angeles.|
|•||Series stars Carrie Aizley and Christen Sussin co-created the show. The series was co-produced by Cheryl Hines of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Peter Principato, and Paul Young.|
|•||Guest actors on the series included Jane Kaczmarek , Jason Alexander, Paul Reubens, Fred Willard, and Maya Randolph.|
Image: © 2006 Oxygen Media