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This is a reality show on television that chronicles how a comedian by the name Kym Whitley suddenly found herself an adoptive mother, when she got a call from the hospital where a young troubled girl she had mentored had given birth and absconded, leaving Kym's address as contact. Kym, who is a single lady, along with her friends, is thrown into raising this boy by the name Joshua.

They try as best as they know how sometimes exhibiting ignorance in the process. Although two men, Rodney and Wendell, are particularly prominent as father figures in the boy's life, their different personalities and conflict of opinions on the right way to raise Joshua brings a lot of comical approach to the whole process.

The most important lesson from this show is how lucky this boy is to have had Kym mentor his biological mother initially, which made it easier for him to find a loving and warm home almost immediately his mother abandoned him. The show focuses on how Kym is juggling work with dating and raising the boy.

Raising Whitley is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (33 episodes). The series first aired on April 20, 2013.

Raising Whitley is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Raising Whitley on demand atOWN online.

Saturday 10:00 PM et/pt on OWN
4 Seasons, 33 Episodes
April 20, 2013
Kids & Family Reality
Cast: Wendell James, Kym Whitley
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Raising Whitley Full Episode Guide

  • Kym longs for a larger home; and Harold desires to make a one-man show with Rodney's help.

  • Kym puts together a trip where Joshua can learn to ski; and Kym's visitor, Mickey, doesn't agree with Rodney's parenting skills.

  • Kym visits a winery with her friends in a rented RV; and Rodney asks Joshua to stay the weekend at his home.

  • Trying to prove his devotion, Rodney requests to plan Joshua's fourth birthday bash; Omarosa assits Wendell in discovering love.

  • Kym asks Rodney's best friend Z out on a date after months of flirting; Kym attends a baby shower for Val's pet bird.

  • Kym requests that Judge Mablean returns order to the Village, but finds out she might be part of the problem. In addition, while getting ready to host the NAACP Theatre Awards, she observes Joshua is starting to act out.

  • Kim and the Villagers visit Orlando to contest on "Family Feud," but a disagreement between Kym and Rodney may prevent them from appearing on the show.

  • Kym takes the stage for the "Beauty Shop" revival.

  • Kym is nervous that the lead role of her "Beauty Shop" revival won't be ready when she needs him to be.

  • Kym meets up with a former flame to try and figure out why she's unlucky in love.

  • Wendell gives Kym a tour of his office and introduces her to his ex-wife.

  • Kym, feeling nervous, takes the stage at a comedy club that's known for its hecklers.

  • Kym stresses over a speech for a Woman of the Year award she's to receive.

  • In the Season 2 premiere, Kym decides to meet Joshua's birth mother.