9 reasons to celebrate Playing House renewal


Santa has come early for us Jammers! It’s been six loooong months, but USA Network has finally renewed Playing House for a second season!

Despite low ratings, the comedy series, starring Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, was a hit with critics and has been granted an eight-episode order slated for the second half of 2015. House’s strong on-demand numbers seemed to be the catalyst for its renewal, according to Deadline Hollywood, and new episodes will first premiere on video-on-demand platforms a week in advance of airing on USA.

We here at The TV Junkies could hardly contain our excitement over platonic girlfriends, Maggie and Emma, who are raising a baby together, returning to our screen. In keeping with the holiday spirit let us review the reasons we’re thankful to hear there will be more Playing House coming our way in the new year!

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham

We dare you to watch an episode of Playing House and not fall in love with these two women. In an age where girl-power rules, these two certainly stand out and always leave us with a smile on our face.


They say what we’re all feeling

Emma and Maggie are totally relatable and two ladies we’d love to hang out with! They just get it, and aren’t afraid to say what we’re all feeling, even if it comes off a bit harsh.



Girl Power

Maggie and Emma are life-long best friends who are raising a baby on their own, no man needed. Emma (St. Clair) even quit her high powered job working in China to move back to her childhood hometown to help out a pregnant and recently divorced Maggie.



The cool new lingo

Maggie and Emma almost seem to have their own special language at times, and as viewers we get a look at this first hand. Season 2 is sure to bring with it some great new sayings to add to our vocabulary. Totes Kewl!




The Return of Bosephus!

We can only hope that Maggie’s alter-ego Bosephus, along with his lover Jandana, makes a return at some point in Season 2. The creepy dude with a mullet may indeed partially scare us, but he always makes us laugh. We think the chances of this happening are pretty high, given that Parham’s twitter handle still lists her as Bosephus Parham.


The strong supporting cast

St. Clair and Parham aren’t the only reason to watch, there’s also an extremely talented supporting cast that includes:

Zach Woods as Maggie’s brother, Zach.


Lindsay Slone as Maggie and Emma’s high school classmate, Tina, aka “Bird Bones”


Jane Kaczmarek as Gwen Crawford, Emma’s mother.


And last but not least: Keegan-Michael Key as Mark Rodriguez, Emma’s former flame from high school.


Playing House will return in the second half of 2015.

***Update: Playing House Seasons 1 and 2 will premiere on Shomi in Canada on April 22, 2016.