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Multi-cam dom-com featuring Creator/NicoleSullivan of ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fame. Sullivan plays the titular Rita, a harried but HappilyMarried mother who finds a creative outlet in a {{garage band}} with her neighbor, her best friend, and her daughter's boyfriend (yeah, that's kind of weird).

While far from groundbreaking, the show is cheerful and watchable and hearkens back to the golden age of 80's multi-cam sitcoms. The show's working mom/garage rocker concept is presumably what sold it, but few episodes actually hinge off this premise.

Started off strong in the first season, but ratings dropped in the second. They began running two episodes at a time, and finally canceled it in Jan, 2010. Future generations take note, this show existed and it wasn't terrible.
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!!Provides examples of
* AccidentalKiss - Kip and Hallie in season 2
* BlackBestFriend - Rita's sassy pal Patti.
* CloserToEarth - (inversion: Rita is crazier than her husband Jay)
* ConflictBall - Kip and Hallie's break-up
* GarageBand
* HappilyMarried - Rita is harried, but she and her husband have a very happy marriage.
* HideYourPregnancy: While Nicole Sullivan's pregnancy was written in, Tisha Campbell-Martin's was hidden.
* LittleMissSnarker: Shannon
* PairTheSpares
* PutOnABus - Owen, the neighbor and part of the band in season 1.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot - Nicole Sullivan's pregnancy was written in during season two.
* WillTheyOrWontThey - Kip and Hallie, post-breakup
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