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Notes from the Underbelly
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The Notes from the Underbelly title card
Format Sitcom
Starring See cast and characters
Narrated by Peter Cambor
Country of origin United States United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 23 (8 unaired) (List of episodes)
Camera setup Single-camera setup
Running time 22 minutes
Original channel ABC
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
720p (HDTV)
Original run April 12, 2007 – February 11, 2008
External links
Official website

Notes from the Underbelly was an American sitcom that debuted on ABC as a midseason replacement. The series is based upon the novel of the same name by Risa Green, and is produced by Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (previously producing Two and a Half Men) for Warner Bros. Television. The title is a parody of Dostoevsky's novel Notes from Underground.

Originally, it was supposed to debut on October 5, 2006, along with Big Day, but ABC made a last-minute change in its schedule by moving Ugly Betty to Thursday, thus replacing both sitcoms. After numerous scheduling changes prior to the shows premiere, the show premiered Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 10:00PM Eastern/9:00PM Central, and moved to its regular Wednesday timeslot at 8:30PM Eastern/7:30PM Central on April 18.

Notes from the Underbelly began its second season on November 26, 2007 in the new timeslot of 9:30PM Eastern/8:30PM Central on Mondays, leading out of fall's second highest rated freshman sitcom, Samantha Who?.[1]

On May 13, 2008, ABC opted not to renew the series for a third season.[2]

In Russia all 23 episodes of the series were shown on NTV



The series 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.

Cast and characters

Role Actor/Actress
Lauren Stone Jennifer Westfeldt
Andrew Stone Peter Cambor
Danny Michael Weaver
Cooper Rachael Harris
Julie Melanie Paxson
Eric Sunkrish Bala

Despite playing parents on the series, the majority of the cast has had little real life experience with pregnancy.[3]

Lauren's parents are set to appear in the second season and "name" actors are said to be portraying them.[4]

Main Crew

  • Bari Halle
  • Livia Hanich
  • Stacy Traub
  • Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Eric Tannenbaum
  • Kim Tannenbaum
  • Greg Schaffer
  • Jana Hunter
  • Gary Murphy
  • John Quaintance
  • Lesley Wake
  • Dan Kopelman
  • Mitch Hunter
  • Steve Joe
  • Diane Mercer
  • Steve Schaffer

U.S. Television Ratings


Seasonal Ratings

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Notes from the Underbelly on ABC:

Note: Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, or occasionally early June, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps.

Season Timeslot (EDT) Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
18-49 Rating/Share
1 Thursday 10:00 P.M. (April 12, 2007)
Wednesday 8:30 P.M.(April 18 - May 16, 2007)
April 12, 2007 May 16, 2007 2006-2007 #109 5.5 2.2/6 (#99)[5]
2 Monday 9:30 P.M. (November 26, 2007 - February 11, 2008) November 26, 2007 February 11, 2008 2007-2008 #112 5.2 1.9/5 (N/A)
  • The second season performance is current as of January 20, 2008 [6]

See also


External links


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