“Single Parents” Airs on ABC

By Melissa Chesnoski, Reporter

Every year around the holiday season, families are given the gift of new sitcoms, and “Single Parents” is a gift.

Elizabeth Meriwhether is the creator of “Single Parents.”
Photograph courtesy of @LeeZJessup via Twitter

 “Single Parents” is a family comedy show created by Elizabeth Meriwether, an American producer and show writer

most known for creating the Fox sitcom, “New Girl.”

As a screenwriter and producer whose previous works include The O.C, JJ Philbin also assisted in the creation of the show.

The worth-while show follows the main character Will Cooper, played by Taran Killam, along with other newfound single parents of various circumstances.

Other notable members of the cast include Brad Garrett, Jake Choi, Leighton Meester and Kimrie Lewis.

To celebrate the Holidays, the cast poses with Santa.
Photograph courtesy of @TaranKillam via Twitter

In the show, Will, a dad who centers his life around his daughter, meets a group of parents who were also dealt the difficult task of raising their children by themselves, while balancing lives of their own.

The diversity of the cast with not only race, but parenting styles as well, allows the show to incorporate a wide variety of relatable content to all families.

Being a parent, it can be difficult to know what values to present to their children.

Being strict to ensure safety or allowing children the independence to make their own decisions are difficult dilemmas for many parents.

With social media having a great impact on people’s lives, Will and the other parents struggle to know when they should give their children phones.
Photograph courtesy of @SingleParentsTv via Twitter

As a whole, fans of the show will see the characters’ motivations and personalities unravel through the constant power balance of prioritization between each individual.

Whether it’s letting go of toxic people, joining Tinder, or hosting sleepovers, “Single Parents” has got it covered.

The fall T.V. sitcom is a perfect fit for families that enjoy meaningful, feel good moments and amusing predicaments.

As of right now, the show has nine episodes, but it has been quickly approved for a full season of 22 episodes.

Cookie cutter families don’t exist; as long as your heart is in the right place, everything else will follow suit.

Watchers of the show are sure to enjoy the inspiring message “Single Parents” brings to the fall television potluck.

The show airs on ABC on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. and on Hulu the day after.