Nominated in its first season for Two Golden Globes, SMILF tells the semi-autobiographical tale of Southie native “Bridgette Bird” (Frankie Shaw), a working-class single mom struggling to give her three-year-old son “Larry Bird” (yes, like the basketball player) the best life she can – or at least a step up from her own.
Multiple Emmy® winner Rosie O’Donnell co-stars in her first regular television series role as “Tutu,” Bridgette’s stubborn mom who fetishizes “the way things used to be,” yet suffers from her own long-buried emotional trauma. Miguel Gomez plays Bridgette's ex and baby daddy “Rafi,” a recovering addict with a never-ending supply of good will and get-rich-quick schemes. His new relationship with the glamorous, always on-trend sportscaster “Nelson Rose Taylor” (Samara Weaving) provides a new source of conflict in their otherwise functional co-parenting relationship. Connie Britton guest stars as Bridgette’s unstable boss “Ally,” who struggles with boundary issues and a crippling desire for self-betterment. Additional guest stars include Raven Goodwin as Bridgette’s level-headed, real-talking best friend Eliza, Kimberley Crossman as “Kit-Cat” and Mark Webber as “Father Eddie,” a parish priest with a genuine, borderline unhealthy love for Bridgette’s entire family.
Executive producing alongside Shaw are Oscar® nominee Michael London, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, and Scott King. Series producer Janice Williams also executive produced the pilot. SMILF is produced by ABC Signature Studios as a co-production with SHOWTIME.
SMILF airs on SHOWTIME®.
Season 2 premieres Sunday, January 20 at 10:30PM