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.
Season 2 premiered on M-Net Series on Thursday 26 August 2010, at 22h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 20 episodes in the second and final season.
Season 2 Repeats
Fridays: 04h00, 10h00, 16h00
The entire first-season cast of Rita Rocks will return — plus one! The cast will be expanding, as Nicole Sullivan's pregnancy will play an integral part in the Season 2 storyline.
In the series, Sullivan plays Rita Clemens, an overworked wife and mother, who 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.
In addition to Sullivan, Rita Rocks stars Richard Ruccolo as Rita's husband, Jay, and Tisha Campbell-Martin as her friend and bandmate, Patty. Natalie Dreyfuss and Kelly Gould costar as Rita's daughters, and Raviv Ullman portrays her teenage daughter's ever-present boyfriend, Kip.
Sullivan stars as Rita Clemens, a wife and mother who was once the lead singer of a Bangles cover band. Rita 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 (Campbell-Martin), unemployed neighbour Owen (guest star Ian Gomez) and her daughter's boyfriend Kip (Ullman).
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