The New Adventures of Old Christine

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  • TV-PG
  • 2006
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.2  (14,123)

The New Adventures of Old Christine is a sitcom that premiered on CBS in 2006 and ran for five seasons until 2010. The show starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the titular character, Christine Campbell, alongside a talented cast that included Clark Gregg, Hamish Linklater, Emily Rutherfurd, Tricia O'Kelley, Alex Kapp Horner, Wanda Sykes, Andy Richter, Rebecca Creskoff, Jennifer Baxter, Ben Feldman, Tommy Savas, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Josh Randall, Patrick Fischler, Crista Flanagan, Rachel G. Fox, Jennifer Elise Cox, Dan Gauthier, Lauren Bowles, Jack Kehler, Dave Florek, Don Lake, and Barry Livingston.

Christine Campbell is a divorced single mother who is going through a difficult time trying to figure out how to balance raising her young son, managing her own business, and dealing with the drama that comes with being a divorcee. Despite her best efforts, Christine always finds herself in awkward and sometimes embarrassing situations that leave her feeling frustrated and defeated.

One of the show's central themes is Christine's relationship with her ex-husband, Richard (Clark Gregg), who remains a fixture in her life and often causes her grief. Richard has since remarried a younger woman named New Christine (Emily Rutherfurd), and the two women have an ongoing rivalry throughout the series. Despite the tension, Christine and Richard continue to co-parent their son and occasionally find themselves drawn to each other romantically, leading to some amusing and often cringe-worthy moments.

Christine also has a close circle of friends that includes her brother Matthew (Hamish Linklater), who struggles with a variety of personal issues ranging from job loss to dating troubles; and her best friend Barb (Wanda Sykes), an outspoken and hilarious woman who is largely responsible for adding a lot of humor and fun to the show. Other recurring characters include Christine's assistant Marly (Tricia O'Kelley), her neighbor Tom (Andy Richter), and several of her son's schoolmates and their parents.

Throughout the series, Christine faces a variety of obstacles both big and small, from trying to impress her ex-husband's new wife to dealing with a lice outbreak at her son's school. Despite her many setbacks, Christine always manages to get back up and face whatever challenges come her way with humor and resilience.

The New Adventures of Old Christine was praised for its witty writing, strong performances, and relatable portrayal of modern single motherhood. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in particular, received critical acclaim for her performance as Christine, with many critics noting that it was a welcome departure from her iconic role as Elaine on Seinfeld. The show was also lauded for its diverse cast and their ability to address serious issues like divorce, co-parenting, and career struggles while still maintaining a lighthearted comedic tone.

Overall, The New Adventures of Old Christine was a charming and funny sitcom that tackled some complex issues with heart and humor. While it may have flown under the radar for some viewers, those who gave it a chance were rewarded with a delightful and entertaining show that remains a hidden gem of the early 2000s.

The New Adventures of Old Christine is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (88 episodes). The series first aired on March 13, 2006.

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Get Smarter
21. Get Smarter
May 12, 2010
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.
20. Scream
May 5, 2010
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!
I Love What You Do For Me
19. I Love What You Do For Me
April 21, 2010
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.
Revenge Makeover
18. Revenge Makeover
April 14, 2010
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.
Up in the Airport
17. Up in the Airport
April 7, 2010
Christine realizes that Ritchie has never been on a real family vacation, so she plans a trip to Florida, with disastrous results.
Subway, Somehow
16. Subway, Somehow
March 10, 2010
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.
Sweet Charity
15. Sweet Charity
March 3, 2010
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.
A Family Unfair
14. A Family Unfair
February 10, 2010
Christine asks Richard to have a baby with her after becoming envious of Richard and New Christine's happiness in planning for theirs.
Truth or Dare
13. Truth or Dare
January 20, 2010
Mr. Harris comes back into Christine's life just as she begins falling in love with her therapist Max.
A Whale of a Tale
12. A Whale of a Tale
January 13, 2010
Christine tells her therapist, Max, that she is in love with him, but his reaction is not quite what she is expecting.
It's Beginning to Stink a Lot Like Christmas
11. It's Beginning to Stink a Lot Like Christmas
December 16, 2009
Christine learns a juicy neighborhood secret when reluctantly attending the Christmas block party.
Old Christine Meets Young Frankenstein
10. Old Christine Meets Young Frankenstein
December 9, 2009
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.
I Love Woo, I Hate You
9. I Love Woo, I Hate You
November 25, 2009
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.
Love Means Never Having to Say You're Crazy
8. Love Means Never Having to Say You're Crazy
November 18, 2009
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.
7. Nuts
November 11, 2009
Max tells Christine that she quits things at the tiniest obstacle and tries to get her to stick to what she's started.
The Curious Case of Britney B.
6. The Curious Case of Britney B.
November 4, 2009
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.
Dr. Little Man
5. Dr. Little Man
October 21, 2009
Christine begins seeing a therapist who shares office space with Matthew, although it's unclear to both whether to pursue therapy or romance.
For Love or Money
4. For Love or Money
October 14, 2009
When Barb sends over divorce papers, Christine hires an aggressive divorce lawyer who demands that Christine gets alimony.
The Mole
3. The Mole
October 7, 2009
Richard discovers a suspicious mole on Christine's chest, and she panics when she cannot get into a doctor. Meanwhile, Richard decides that it would be best if he moved back in with New Christine.
Burning Love
2. Burning Love
September 30, 2009
When Christine and Richard meet up with some of their friends from college, they are shocked to see how much they've aged.
Bahamian Rhapsody
1. Bahamian Rhapsody
September 23, 2009
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.
Where to Watch The New Adventures of Old Christine
The New Adventures of Old Christine is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The New Adventures of Old Christine on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 13, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (14,123)