Accidentally on Purpose: Season 1 (2009 - 2010)

Season 1
Accidentally on Purpose

Critics Consensus

Star Jenna Elfman has her moments, but Accidentally on Purpose is too safe and derivative to stand out among its sitcom kin.



Critic Ratings: 19


Audience Score

User Ratings: 5
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Air date: Sep 21, 2009
Air date: Sep 28, 2009
Air date: Oct 5, 2009
Air date: Oct 12, 2009
Air date: Nov 2, 2009
Air date: Oct 19, 2009
Air date: Nov 9, 2009
Air date: Nov 16, 2009
Air date: Nov 23, 2009
Air date: Dec 7, 2009
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When thirtysomething single woman Billie (Jenna Elfman) gets pregnant after a fling with a younger guy named Zack (Jon Foster), she decides to keep the baby and invites Zach to live with her as friends.


Jenna Elfman
as Billie
Jon Foster
as Zack
Grant Show
as James
Ashley Jensen
as Olivia
Larry Wilmore
as Dr. Roland
Matthew Glave
as Officer Ravitz
Jeff Kunard
as Male Barrista
B.J. Bales
as Jerome
Ayo Sorrells
as Bartender
Catherine Kamei
as Customer Service Person
Aly Mawji
as Delivery Guy
Seth Isler
as Mr. Barcia
Hal Devi
as Young Father
Nadege August
as Beautiful Woman
Lisa Catara
as Dance Teacher
Matthew Farhat
as Photographer
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Critic Reviews for Accidentally on Purpose Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (12)

Avoid if you can.

Sep 21, 2009 | Full Review…

Accidentally feels like a show that's nearly been focus-grouped into oblivion - with lines, beats and a cultural resonance that's so familiar you can almost see the baseball bat of predictability descending upon your head.

Sep 21, 2009 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Accidentally on Purpose is so contrived, you feel as though you've seen it already while you're watching it for the first time.

Sep 21, 2009 | Full Review…

The right star can turn a routine sitcom into a good sitcom. Jenna Elfman does that for Accidentally on Purpose.

Sep 21, 2009 | Full Review…

Lame, unrelentingly predictable, hopelessly unfunny, flat, and contrived

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm not sure if it has the formula, the chemistry or the supporting cast to stick around.

Sep 22, 2009 | Full Review…

Elfman actually seems to be draining the humor from her dialogue and situations.

Sep 20, 2009 | Full Review…

We didn't realize we how much we missed Jenna Elfman on the small screen until this hilarious rom-com lovefest came across our desks.

Sep 7, 2009 | Full Review…

All in all, it's yet another excuse for Elfman to go in for a lot of mugging and overselling of jokes in an attempt to keep things afloat.

Sep 21, 2009 | Rating: D | Full Review…

It may find an audience, but it likely won't be any of us.

Sep 18, 2009 | Rating: 6.8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Accidentally on Purpose: Season 1

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