1 9 8 8 – 1 9 8 9 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes
This unsuccessful NBC comedy series was based on the 1987 Diane Keaton film of the same name.
JC Waitt (Kate Jackson) was the picture of Yuppiedom – a stylish, single, Harvard-educated lawyer aggressively fast-tracking her way up the executive ladder at a large management consulting firm.
Then on her doorstep appeared baby Elizabeth, left to her by a recently deceased distant English relative and JC’s high-powered career was thrown into turmoil as she tried hard to juggle the demands of instant motherhood and career – but never could seem to decide which life she wanted.
Seemingly oblivious to her plight were her demanding boss Mr Fritz Curtis (Sam Wanamaker, who also appeared in the movie); secretary Charlotte (Susie Essman); fellow lawyer Arlene (Robyn Peterson); and officious young new assistant Ken (Daniel Bardol), who was constantly angling for her job.
Helga (Joy Behar) was the fearsome nanny who took care of Elizabeth (played by twins Michelle and Kristina Kennedy) while JC played office politics.
Seen occasionally in flashbacks were JC as a career-obsessed child (played by Nikki Feemster) and as a teen (played by Jill Whitlow).
Elizabeth (age 2)
Helga Von Haupt
JC Wiatt as a child
JC Wiatt as a teenager