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Instant Mom

Instant Mom

Photo Credit:  Bonnie Osborne / Nickelodeon
  • Premiered: 
    September 29, 2013
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  • Network: Nick at Nite
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Warren Bell & Jessica Butler 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

Young party girl Stephanie trades in cosmos for carpools when she marries Charlie, an older man with three kids. Stephanie slowly grows into her role as a full-time stepmom while dealing with her own mother, Maggie, and struggling to maintain some sense of her fun-loving, slightly irresponsible life. Through it all, Stephanie learns what being a mom is all about by doing things her way -- from attempting to get more involved by being on the parents' dance committee to starting an anonymous blog to planning a family staycation. Her new husband, Charlie, is a cardiologist, who's a strong believer in rules and structure, which doesn't always mesh with Stephanie's style. Charlie's three kids are: 15-year-old Gabby, who considers herself old enough to make her own rules, and even though she may think Stephanie is more like a sister -- like when it comes to fashion and dance -- she quickly finds out her new stepmom means business as a parent; 11-year-old James, the troublemaker of the family, who is always one step ahead angling for personal gain; and seven-year-old Aaron, who is a big fan of his new stepmom but is easily manipulated by his siblings and enticed by their schemes. Originally scheduled to air first on NickMom with repeat episodes on Nick at Nite, each installment of INSTANT MOM instead premiered on Nick at Nite on Sundays at 8:30pm ET/PT with encore presentations on NickMom at 10pm ET/PT the same night. INSTANT MOM returned for its second season on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT on Nick at Nite. In the season opener, "Sanders Again," Stephanie is worried that she is spending too much time working when Aaron's imaginary friend "Sanders" comes back. After reading up on the subject, Stephanie makes sure Sanders feels welcomed -- until he crosses the line. Season 3 of INSTANT MOM premiered on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 8-9pm ET/PT, as TV Land premiered back-to-back new episodes.
On Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 8-9pm ET/PT, TV Land premiered the series finale of INSTANT MOM, showing back-to-back new episodes.

In the penultimate episode (8pm), "Gone Batty," Gabby is determined to expose the truth when she finds out her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend is just using him, and everyone assumes she is just jealous. Aaron, Charlie, and Maggie search for a bat in the house.

Then, in the series ender (8:30pm), "Ain't Over Till It's Over," Stephanie and Charlie consider having a baby of their own when Gabby is leaving for college a year early, and James and Aaron want to go live with their mother in Orlando.