Rita Rocks is an American television sitcom created by James Berg and Stan Zimmerman and produced by Media Rights Capital for Lifetime Television, about a frazzled working mother who starts a garage band with her neighbour and a female postal worker.
The series aired in the USA on Lifetime from 20 October, 2008 to 7 December, 2009. There are 40 half-hour episodes in two seasons. It was not renewed for a third season.
Rita Rocks premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Wednesday 28 October 2009, at 19h00. It was moved to DStv's M-Net Series channel for the second season.
See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
This sitcom is about a frazzled working mother, Rita Clemens, who humorously struggles to balance her life as she runs her household, plays in a band, works at her job, cares for her kids and expects a newborn.
Rita (Nicole Sullivan) is a wife and mother who was once the lead singer of a Bangles cover band. She traded a life in rock clubs for carpools and the PTA.
With the hope of getting a little bit of the “old Rita” back, she forms a garage band with postal carrier Patty (Tisha Campbell-Martin), unemployed neighbour Owen (guest star Ian Gomez) and her daughter’s boyfriend Kip (Raviv Ullman).
Rita Rocks also stars Richard Ruccolo as Rita’s husband, Jay, and Natalie Dreyfuss and Kelly Gould costar as Rita’s daughters, Hallie and Shannon.
Rita Rocks is produced by Media Rights Capital for Lifetime Television. Stan Zimmerman and James Berg are executive producers.
Each season consists of 20 half-hour episodes
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 28 Oct 2009 | Finale: 10 Mar 2010 | Wednesdays, 19h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 26 Aug 2010 | Finale: 6 Jan 2011 | Thursdays, 22h00