An American comedy TV drama, ‘Playing House’ first premiered on April 29, 2014, and airs on the USA Network. Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, of NBC’s ‘Best Friends Forever‘ fame, created the series in which they star as well.
The show has been created based on their real-life friendship. The storyline revolves around two best friends- Maggie Caruso and Emma Crawford who have grown up together sharing many adventures and today, it’s time for them to brace for a new adventure in their lives, that is, raising Maggie’s baby. Having separated from her husband after discovering that he was cheating on her, she seeks Emma’s support to help her look after the baby. Watch the show and live their journey through them as they play the quintessential role of a mother.
While their chemistry on the screen needs no further praise, here is what the critics had to say – “Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham are a comedy duo worth watching, and their chemistry helps to make ‘Playing House’ reasonably enjoyable and perceptive.”
Playing House Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Playing House’ is led by Lennon Parham as Maggie Caruso, Emma’s best friend since childhood, who is pregnant and finds herself single, after a sudden separation from her husband, and Jessica St. Clair as Emma Crawford, Maggie’s best friend who leaves her overseas job to return home and help her. Other cast members include Keegan-Michael Key, of ‘Key & Peele’, as Mark Rodriguez, a local cop who happens to be a childhood friend of Maggie and Emma. Mark and Emma used to date in high school. Zach Woods, who is known for ‘Silicon Valley‘ and ‘The Office‘, appears as Zach Harper, Maggie’s younger brother. Brad Morris plays the role of Bruce Caruso, Maggie’s ex-husband.
The recurring cast members on the show include, Jane Kaczmarek of ‘Malcolm in the Middle‘ fame, as Gwen Crawford, Emma’s estranged mother, Ian Roberts as Ian, Mark’s partner on the police force, and Lindsay Sloane as Tina “Bird Bones” Steigerman, Mark’s ex-wife, who is a former nemesis of Emma’s, among others.
Playing House Plot: What it is about?
The story of ‘Playing House’ is about two best friends, Maggie and Emma, who have grown together. Maggie ends her marriage after finding out her husband was having an affair with another woman on the internet. She decides to move in with her best friend Emma for support. To help her friend in need, she does everything she can which includes quitting her flourishing business in China to get back to their hometown, Pinebrook, so she can help her friend Maggie in raising her newborn baby.