The New Adventures of Old Christine is an American sitcom created by Kari Lizer and produced by Warner Bros. Television which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a single mother trying to keep pace with the world around her.
The series aired in the USA on CBS from 13 March, 2006 to 12 May, 2010. There are 88 half-hour episodes in five seasons.
The New Adventures of Old Christine premiered in South Africa on SABC3 on Monday 14 August 2006, at 19h30. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 3 premiered on SABC3 on Monday 18 August 2008, at 20h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 10 episodes in the third season, which was shortened due to the 2007/8 WGA strike.
The New Adventures of Old Christine stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a comedy about a divorced working mom who's juggling the daily stresses of motherhood, work and dating, while maintaining a positive relationship with her ex-husband, which is easier when his pretty new girlfriend isn't around to complicate the picture.
Christine Campbell has a busy life - after all, she's prone to taking NyQuil to get to sleep and leaving voicemail messages to herself in the middle of the night.
She co-owns a women's 30-minute workout gym with her best friend, Barb (Wanda Sykes), and manages to send her 13-year-old son, Ritchie (Trevor Gagnon), to a posh private school, where she endures endless encounters with two snooty, condescending stay-at-home moms, Marly (Tricia O'Kelley) and Lindsay (Alex Kapp Horner).
Her inexperienced therapist brother, Matthew (Hamish Linklater), helps Christine care for Ritchie and serves as her emotional rock.
Christine gets along with her ex-husband, Richard (Clark Gregg), even better than when they were married, but since Richard's been in relationship with "New Christine" (Emily Rutherfurd) - making her the "Old Christine" - she feels the pressure to take that same leap.
Series exclusive to SABC3
Season 1 (13 episodes)
Premiere: 14 August 2006 | Finale: 6 November 2006 | Mondays, 19h30
Season 2 (22 episodes)
Premiere: 19 November 2007 | Finale: 7 April 2008 | Mondays, 20h00
Season 3 (10 episodes)
Premiere: 18 August 2008 | Finale: 20 October 2008 | Mondays, 20h00
Season 4 (22 episodes)
Premiere: 27 May 2009 | Finale: 21 October 2009 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Season 5 (21 episodes)
Premiere: 18 April 2011 | Finale: 5 September 2011 | Mondays, 20h30