By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 3, 2013 at 6:43PM
NickMom has ordered 13 episodes of Instant Mom (working title), the primetime TV block's first original scripted comedy series, starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict.
Instant Mom follows young party girl Stephanie (played by Mowry-Hardrict) who trades in cosmos for carpools when she marries an older man, Charlie (Michael Boatman), 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 stars as Stephanie's mother Maggie, with Sydney Park, Tylen Williams and Damarr Calhoun rounding out the cast, playing the 3 kids.
The series is created by Warren Bell and Jessica Butler and executive-produced by Howard Gould and Aaron Kaplan).
Since leaving The Game last year, Mowry-Hardrict hasn't skipped a beat. Currently she stars in (with her sister Tamera Mowry-Housley) and executive produces 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.
She also 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, and will appear on the big screen in the upcoming Fox Searchlight Pictures film Baggage Claim, to be released fall 2013.