NickMom To Add Scripted Series To Lineup

Nick Jr. will add a scripted series to its NickMom primetime block later this year.

The series, Instant Mom, will star Tia Mowry-Hardrict (The Game) as a young party girl who has to adjust her life after becoming a stepmom to three kids, said the network. The half-hour, multi-camera series, which also stars Sheryl Lee Ralph (Moesha), is set to premiere later this year on NickMom and repeat on Nick at Nite, said network officials.

The NickMom block, which airs weeknights from 10 p.m. to midnight on toddler-targeted Nick Jr., launched last October.

Instant Mom is 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 Bronwen O’Keefe, Senior Vice President, NickMom in a statement. “This show has a fantastic cast and at the center is Tia bringing all her warmth and talent to this funny and relatable character.”

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