12 User Reviews
Status: Hiatus
Airs: Tuesdays, 10:00 PM ET on USA Network (30 min)

Playing House follows Maggie (Parham), a mom-to-be going through a divorce, and her childhood best friend, Emma (St. Clair), who abandons her blossoming business career in China to come home... More

Playing House follows Maggie (Parham), a mom-to-be going through a divorce, and her childhood best friend, Emma (St. Clair), who abandons her blossoming business career in China to come home and help Maggie raise the baby. The Office's Zach Woods and Key & Peele's Keegan Michael Key also star.

User Reviews for Playing House

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by zparpa
Nov 15, 2014 9:56AM EST

Good to watch to kill time, nothing special or overly exciting.

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by JaneC.
Oct 6, 2014 7:02PM EDT

interesting ....

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Feb 28, 2015 5:32AM EST

Is there anything better than having a best friend? Someone who understands your mild breaks in sanity or can always bring up a great, and often embarrassing, story from when you were younger is great to have around.

That’s basically the magic behind the new comedy on USA, “Playing House.” The show was created and written by real life best friends Jessica St. Clair (“Bridesmaids”) and Lennon Parham (“Accidentally on Purpose”), who also... More

Is there anything better than having a best friend? Someone who understands your mild breaks in sanity or can always bring up a great, and often embarrassing, story from when you were younger is great to have around.

That’s basically the magic behind the new comedy on USA, “Playing House.” The show was created and written by real life best friends Jessica St. Clair (“Bridesmaids”) and Lennon Parham (“Accidentally on Purpose”), who also star in the show. That gives the show a chemistry unlike any other.

“Playing House” starts off as the story of childhood best friends who grew up and separated because of work. Emma (St Clair) is a powerful businesswoman in China and Maggie (Parham) is an expecting mother who still lives with her cheating husband in her hometown in Connecticut. Emma returns from China, sees the disarray in Maggie’s life, and volunteers to stay and raise the baby with her – just like when they used to “play house” together as kids.

This quick-witted comedy is one of the first to be released on the USA network, which is partly why the show works so well – the network has no specific “comedy viewer” audience. There is now standard to hold the show up to (much like what happens now on ABC – all comedies are held up to the standard of “Modern Family”‘s humor and success).

The reason I champion this show so much is because it reminds me of the awkward, quirky, and real relationship I have with my best friend of almost 20 years. This show features specific moments and instances that are based off of the real friendship of the writers. But through their charm, specific detail, and overwhelming chemistry, the show is relatable to almost anyone who is lucky enough to have a best friend.

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Jan 20, 2015 11:23AM EST

Another great show Written by Lennon and Jessica finally a show that has gotten renewed and a great show at that

Default avatar cat
Jan 16, 2015 9:21PM EST

This show is a gem. Crazy funny—entire cast is hilarious—with lots of authentic emotion, too. First season is only 10 episodes, so you can marathon it in less than 4 hours. Perfect use of a lazy Sunday! You won't regret it and you'll be all set to blow up the second season's ratings.

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by Vieffan
Nov 4, 2014 8:37AM EST

So much fun to watch this show, can't wait for the next season!

Default avatar cat
Oct 26, 2014 9:06PM EDT

enjoyed this and hope anther season happens

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Oct 26, 2014 4:59PM EDT

Nothing special but still fun to watch.

Default avatar cat
Oct 14, 2014 6:16PM EDT

So funny!!! Laugh out loud funny all the time.

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Oct 8, 2014 8:32AM EDT

best show ever