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Playing House Makes my Heart Smile (and needs a third season)

PLAYING HOUSE -- Season:2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lennon Parham as Maggie Caruso, Tatum Conte as Charlotte Caruso, Jessica St. Clair as Emma Crawford -- (Photo by: Robyn Von Swank/USA Network)
PLAYING HOUSE — Season:2 — Pictured: (l-r) Lennon Parham as Maggie Caruso, Tatum Conte as Charlotte Caruso, Jessica St. Clair as Emma Crawford — (Photo by: Robyn Von Swank/USA Network)

Earlier this year, I said goodbye to a group of old friends.  They lived in a cul-de-sac, drank lots of wine and made me laugh for 6 seasons, that show, of course was Cougar Town.  It was (and still is) my go-to show when I needed a pick-me-up or just felt like checking in with the gang. Looking forward, in need of a new connection, and something else to treasure and join my ‘go-to’ club, I recently re-ignited my love with USA’s original comedy, Playing House.  It started last week with a weekend long re-binge of season one and ended today after a week long binge with the finale of season two – and me screaming “you did not just end it there!” (and wanting to be besties with Maggie and Emma and/or Lennon and Jessica.)

The heart warming (seriously, this show makes my heart smile) laugh out loud comedy about two best friends coming together to support each other, showcases the perfect comedic talents of it’s leads in Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair and also offers probably the most realistic look at everyday life between two life-long best friends.

I want in on that friendship!

Now, that season two cliffhanger between former-lovers-about-to-possibly-reunite – Emma (St. Clair) and Mark (Keegan-Michael Key) is just begging to be explored and us, the fans, are begging USA to let this tale be told!  We’re in the danger zone (Kenny Loggins reference required) and we’re all giddy-up with the possibility of Mark and Emma reuniting – even if it means Mark’s ex-wife Bird Bones (Lindsay Sloane) is permanently taken away from us to which I will accept that fate even though I LOVE BIRD BONES!

So, if a third season was to happen, here’s some notes about what I would like.  Please take this as my personal recommendations that are obviously shared by the entire PH fanbase….

*MORE THAN 8 EPISODES!  Seriously, in this case, eight is not enough!  8 weeks out of 52 per year is not enough of Maggie and Emma…especially when you binge watch and discover you’ve pretty much just spent a long weekend with them and as PH is joining my ‘go-to’ club, I want to be able to finish gorging my box of Oreos before the season is done with in one sitting!

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*The most virile man to ever roam Pinebrook – Bosephus – MUST make another comeback!  The fact that Kenny Loggin’s roadies were smitten should be enough fodder to bring Bose back plus we all know Maggie stashed that kicker trucker cap somewhere safe!

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*More Zach Woods!  We didn’t get enough of Zach this past season and we’re only just beginning to crack the surface of this odd egg Emma calls her brother.

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*Bring back Jeanine Willcall or bring back Stephnie Weir!  First off, Jeanine Willcall is like the best name ever (right up there with Hotwives of Orlando’s Veronica Von Vandervon) and Stephnie Weir is just plain old funny as fuck.  WE LOVE STEPHNIE!

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*Give Maggie some more lovin’!  Those body rolls and jealous making dance moves need more time off the dance floor and more time in the bedroom!

It was almost six months from Playing House’s season one finale before we were blessed with the announcement of a second season – here’s hoping that (a) the show is renewed (a must) and (b) it’s not 6 months before we get this news!

Fingers crossed

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Its Renewed! USA’s Playing House Returns For Season 2

Lennon Parham and Jessica St.Clair star in Playing House
Lennon Parham and Jessica St.Clair star in Playing House

You know its been almost 6 months since season one of USA’s Playing House ended it’s first season run and until now, there had been no news, yes NO news, on whether or not our sassy and brassy friends and housemates Emma Crawford (Jessica St. Clair) and Maggie Caruso (Lennon Parham)  were going to be gracing our screens again.

In a Christmas miracle, USA network announced Playing House will in fact be returning for an 8 episode run season 2 in 2015!

And we all cheered and clapped and drank wine and smiled!

The well received, but low rated comedy is only one of three scripted comedies to remain on the network after it ‘cleaned house’ of original scripted comedies.  The news of the show’s renewal comes on the back of the networks new approach to television in 2015 which will see USA focus on VOD (Video on demand) platforms first then air it on television, a move which, it seems, saved Playing House.  The show is being used a guinea pig  to test how VOD views affect live to air ratings.

VOD, Guinea pigs, cleaning house….I don’t care as it means we get our girls back for another 8 episodes of crazy!  And if Lennon and Jessica were to ever read this…..please bring back Bird Bones!

Playing House Season 2 is set for a mid 2105 return!