Notes from the Underbelly is an American television sitcom based on Risa Green's novel of the same name which chronicles the life of Andrew and Lauren, a couple who are expecting their first child, and the unlikely help and advice of their family and friends who also want to share in the couple's joy and pains on the road to parenthood.
The series originally aired in the USA on ABC from 12 April, 2007 to 11 February, 2008. There are 22 half-hour episodes in two seasons. The show was cancelled by ABC on 13 May, 2008.
The first season of Notes from the Underbelly aired in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Series channel from 10 November to 29 December, 2007, on Saturdays at 21h00. There are eight episodes in Season 1.
Sundays: 03h00, 09h00, 15h00
Season 1 Synopsis
This ensemble comedy features a group of friends in their early 30s and comically proves that pregnancy doesn't just change your life, but the lives of all your friends.
When Andrew (Peter Cambor) and Lauren (Jennifer Westfeldt) decide to start a family, Andrew eagerly awaits each stage of the pregnancy while Lauren is reluctant to give up their carefree, pre-baby lifestyle.
Luckily, they take this leap into parenthood with a little help from their friends - who have varying opinions and advice on starting a family.
Julie (Melanie Paxson) and Eric (Sunkrish Bala) are the overly enthusiastic parents that Andrew and Lauren dearly love but never want to become.
Lauren's best friend, Cooper (Rachael Harris), is a sexy, relationship-avoidant divorce attorney who won't let Lauren become another member of the mommy cult.
And Andrew's slacker, childhood buddy, Danny (Michael Weaver), is the furthest from settling down.
Can Andrew and Lauren juggle the freedom and spontaneity of their old life with the responsibility of their new one?