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.
Season 2 premiered on M-Net Series on Saturday 2 August 2008, at 21h00. There are 13 episodes in the second season (only 7 aired in the US - the remaining six did not air).
Sundays: 03h00, 09h00, 15h00
Season 2 Synopsis
Notes from the Underbelly returns for its second season. An ensemble comedy, the story centres around Andrew and Lauren who are expecting their first baby.
The show chronicles the challenges they face as they get closer to their baby's arrival. In Season 1 the first challenge was lying to everyone about being pregnant for the first three months until it was safe to tell people.
In the first Season 2 episode:
Realising he may be a pushover, Andrew forces himself to be more assertive. It proves to be a big turn-on for Lauren, until he embraces his opinions to the point where the delicate balance of their relationship is threatened.
Eric and Julie hire a nanny who refuses to divulge the secret swaddling technique that instantly calms Baby Perry.
Meanwhile, Danny and Cooper find themselves "accidentally dating" when he starts cooking for her in return for legal aid.