Accidentally on Purpose

2009 TV-PG 1 season

Accidentally on Purpose

2009 TV-PG 1 season
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Sparks fly in this sitcom when successful San Francisco movie critic Billie -- nearing middle age and now pregnant after a fling with party-hearty twentysomething Zack -- invites the frat-boyish baby daddy to move in and help raise the child.
Jenna Elfman, Jon Foster, Ashley Jensen, Lennon Parham, Nicolas Wright, Grant Show
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2009) - 2 discs

After a one-night stand with much-younger Zack (Jon Foster) leaves her pregnant, Billie (Jenna Elfman) decides to keep the baby and let Zack move in to share parenting duties. But Billie doesn't expect her home to become a playground for Zack's party-animal friends. Meanwhile, she's also coping with a break-up with her boss (Grant Show) and child-rearing advice from all sides. This sitcom co-stars Ashley Jensen, Lennon Parham and Nicolas Wright.
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that casual sex is the catalyst that jump-starts this sitcom about an unmarried female character in her 30s who gets pregnant and admits that, on more than one occasion, she didn't use protection. The show's jokes are heavy on sexual innuendo and body part humor, but language is mostly curse-free (although you will hear words like "hooker," "porn," etc.). There's also some social drinking. and a secondary character uses marijuana (off screen). The main role models are flawed but generally positive as they try to step up and act responsibly.

Sexual Content

The show's premise is based on the main character getting involved in a one-night stand that leads to pregnancy, but nothing too graphic shown. You can expect lots of innuendo, sexual banter, and jokes about everything from body parts to masturbation.


Not applicable


Some sexually charged terms like "robot porn," "nipples," and "hooker."

Social Behavior

Although the show's premise is based on casual sex, overall it's about making the best of a tricky situation and stepping up to responsibility.


Some casual references to brand names, like Skittles.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters occasionally drink to the point of cloudy judgment. A secondary character is assumed to smoke marijuana, though he isn't shown doing it.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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