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The New Adventures of Old Christine is a comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the title character of Christine Campbell. Christine is divorced from Richard and has a young son named after her ex-husband. Despite the couple being divorced they have a very friendly relationship. Richard still spends a lot of time at Christine's house even when he becomes involved in a relationship with a younger woman who is also named Christine. To distinguish between the two Christine's, the ex-husband and his new girlfriend both refer to his ex-wife as old Christine.

Christine's brother Matthew lives in a guest house adjacent to Christine's house. The brother and sister pair are very neurotic with Christine being more obsessed about fitting in with the other mothers at her sons' school. There are two moms in particular who always seem to rub Christine the wrong way. Marley and Lindsey seem to be picture perfect moms who always have their kids taken care of. Christine usually refers to this pair as the meanie moms. These two women also have more money than Christine and often flaunt it by making comments about Christine's poor lifestyle.

Christine actually owns a gym for women. She shares ownership with her best friend Barb, played by Wanda Sykes. Barb plays funny man to Christine's neurotic personality. The show is pure comedy although it does touch lightly on a few issues which are relevant to single parents and working mothers. Matthew and Christine have a somewhat dysfunctional relationship which stems from the way they were brought up. They both do everything they can to avoid their mom whenever she calls.

Christine's often needy personality often contrasts with the more self-assured personality of Richard's new girlfriend, whom they sometimes refer to as new Christine. New Christine is also very easy going and friendly even toward old Christine who often feels threatened by her relationship with her ex-husband. The show revolves around the situations old Christine needs to deal with in her life, some of which involve dating as a single mom and developing confidence in who she is and the choices she makes in her life.

Wednesday 8:00 PM et/pt on CBS
5 Seasons, 88 Episodes - Canceled
March 13, 2006
Comedy
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The New Adventures of Old Christine Full Episode Guide

  • When Christine has Matthew and Barb throw her a "surprise" engagement party so she can get to know Max's friends, she begins to feel intellectually inferior to one particular guest, driving her to make a "surprising" decision.

  • Christine mistakes a good looking cop for a stripper, who alerts her that there is a prowler in the neighborhood. In order to feel more secure, Christine asks Matthew to stay over. Later on, New Christine goes into labor; unfortunately for Old Christine, it happens to take place on her birthday!

  • When Christine realizes that her five-year car lease is up, she reflects on the past five years and realizes that her life hasn't revolved at all. She decides to make some major life changes, with a little help from her boyfriend Max.

  • Richard is secretly planning an impromptu wedding for him and New Christine, so to help him out, Christine drags a very cranky and pregnant New Christine to a fancy salon while he puts the plan together.

  • Christine realizes that Ritchie has never been on a real family vacation, so she plans a trip to Florida, with disastrous results.

  • In an attempt to teach Ritchie's class some street smarts, Christine encourages the school administration to let them take the subway on a field trip, but she ends up being stranded at the station when the trains leaves without her.

  • When the gym suddenly begins to become profitable, Christine and Barb find themselves coming into a lot of money. Barb decides to give to charity, and Christine must make the tough decision between splurging on a designer dress or following Barb's lead.

  • Christine asks Richard to have a baby with her after becoming envious of Richard and New Christine's happiness in planning for theirs.

  • Mr. Harris comes back into Christine's life just as she begins falling in love with her therapist Max.

  • Christine learns a juicy neighborhood secret when reluctantly attending the Christmas block party.

  • Christine finds out that Ritchie has been bullying other kids at school. Hoping to set a good example, she decides to apologize to the woman she used to terrorize at school.

  • After Christine convinces Lindsay that single life is the way to go, Lindsay leaves her husband and moves in with her, making Christine her divorce role model.

  • Christine has set up a date between Richard and a gorgeous, passionate woman who works out at her gym, while Tom (Richard's friend) continues trying to woo Christine.

  • Max tells Christine that she quits things at the tiniest obstacle and tries to get her to stick to what she's started.

  • When Ritchie is asked to a dance by the most popular girl in school, Christine believes that she is popular by association and has finally surpassed the Meanie Moms. Meanwhile, Matthew and Richard find an apartment that they want to rent together. Unfortunately, they will have to find a way to evict an old lady that lives there before they can move in.

  • Christine begins seeing a therapist who shares office space with Matthew, although it's unclear to both whether to pursue therapy or romance.

  • When Barb sends over divorce papers, Christine hires an aggressive divorce lawyer who demands that Christine gets alimony.

  • When Christine and Richard meet up with some of their friends from college, they are shocked to see how much they've aged.

  • Christine and Matthew fly to the Bahamas to get Barb an illegal visa after she was arrested by immigration during Richard and New Christine's wedding ceremony.

  • Christine learns some shocking news about New Christine's father after the two of them rekindle their relationship at Richard's and New Christine's wedding, on a rebroadcast of the fourth season finale cliffhanger.

  • Hoping to show she's fine with Richard and New Christine's wedding, Christine pretend to be in love with Todd Watski-something that proves difficult to pull off when he acts boorishly at the rehearsal dinner. Meanwhile, Matthew has an encounter with New Christine's sister, Amy.

  • Mathew gets assistance in losing weight from fitness 'expert' Christine, but she soon realizes she can't shed off a few pounds herself.

  • After the mothers at Ritchie's private school continue to take cheap shots at Christine, Christine decides to enroll him in public school.

  • After Ritchie hurts himself at a skateboarding party, Christine accuses Richard of bad parenting, and they begin competing to prove each other wrong.

  • Christine tries to prove to everyone and herself that she is capable of being independent after Matthew and Barb both decide to move out of the house and Ritchie leaves for a sleep-away science camp.

  • New Christine loosens up during a bachelorette party Christine and Barb throw in Vegas.

  • Christine tries to make a good impression at Ritchie's Junior High Parents Orientation, but when she recognizes one of the fathers there as the boy who wronged her in junior high, she reverts back to seventh grade behavior.

  • The girls change their building into a spa.

  • Barb and Christine learn that they could lose their gym.

  • Christine decides to go home for Thanksgiving and finds she and her domineering mother share a similar secret.

  • Christine thinks she has the perfect boyfriend, until he has a 'bizarre' reaction to her competitiveness after losing to her at tennis.

  • When a talent scout recruits Ritchie to audition for a commercial after seeing his standout performance in the school play, Christine is thrilled, but Richard refuses to allow it.

  • Christine and Richard have an awkward dinner date when they join her new boyfriend Patrick.

  • Jealousy ensues when Barb and Christine go out for a casual, non-relationship double date, in which one date works out better than the other.

  • Christine asks Richard to help create a baby with her now that Ritchie is too old to be telling her "I love you," as he used to do.

  • Christine agrees to go on a date with a children's entertainer specializing in reptile parties in order to get Ritchie into the Reptile Club.

  • After being profiled in a black business journal, Barb receives a bunch of new customers at the gym.

  • Richard begs Christine for the return of her old wedding ring which was an heirloom from his mother, in hopes of giving it to new Christine when he proposes.

  • Christine offers to marry Barb in order to save her from being deported to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, Richard tries to propose to New Christine.

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'Seinfeld' Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus Lands HBO Comedy Series 'Veep'

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is returning to TV, and she's going to get political while she's at it.

The former "Seinfeld" star has landed a new comedy series with HBO entitled "Veep." In the show, Louis-Dreyfus will play Selina Meyer, a U.S. senator who becomes vice president. It's unclear whether the show will satirize Democrats or Republicans specifically or just the political landscape in general, but hijinks will certainly ensue.

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