Real-life friends Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham created the series, now in its third season
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After a two-year hiatus, Playing House is back for a third season — and Bingeworthy host Jessica Shaw can’t wait to watch the USA comedy, calling it a “show that totally gets adult women friendship.”
The series, which stars real-life friends Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham as best friends that move in together to raise a newborn, returned June 23 at 11 p.m. ET on USA. Its long-awaited return had Shaw and Bingeworthy co-host Touré discussing everything from how the actresses’ friendship translates to the screen to why the show defies sitcom stereotypes to a discussion of how the show will handle St. Clair’s bout with breast cancer.
St. Clair was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and previously wrote about her battle with the disease and her decision to mirror her diagnosis with a story line on Playing House. “We were worried about bringing such serious subject matter to a comedy show, but we’ve always written what we’ve lived,” she said. “And our real story is that with the help of her best friend, and the people who love her, my character is able to get through the treatment and actually emerge somehow happier and more fulfilled than she was before she was diagnosed.”
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