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Accidentally on Purpose: Season 1 (2009-2010)



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


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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.


Larry Wilmore
as Dr. Roland
Matthew Glave
as Officer Ravitz
Jeff Kunard
as Male Barrista
B.J. Bales
as Jerome
Fred Dryer
as Edward
Ayo Sorrells
as Bartender
Catherine Kamei
as Customer Service Person
Aly Mawji
as Delivery Guy
Seth Isler
as Mr. Barcia
Nadege August
as Beautiful Woman
Hal Devi
as Young Father
Melinda Y. Cohen
as Other 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.

September 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.

September 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.

September 21, 2009 | Full Review…

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

September 21, 2009 | Full Review…

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

June 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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

September 22, 2009 | Full Review…

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