The New Adventures of Old Christine

2009 • CBS
269 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (13)

1 Pilot
Divorced working mother Christine Campbell (series star JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS) owns a women's 30-minute workout gym, successfully juggling the daily stresses of motherhood and her business. Her 8-year-old son, Ritchie (series star TREVOR GAGNON), has just been accepted into a posh private school frequented by two snooty stay-at-home moms, Marly (series star TRICIA O'KELLEY) and Lindsay (series star ALEX KAPP HORNER). Christine's twentysomething slacker brother, Matthew (series star HAMISH LINKLATER), lives with her and also serves as Ritchie's babysitter. Christine gets along with her charming ex-husband, Richard (series star CLARK GREGG), even better than when they were married, but her life gets a lot more complicated when she meets Richard's new girlfriend: a nice, young, impossible-to-hate woman also named Christine (series star EMILY RUTHERFURD)...the "new" Christine.
2 Supertramp
Upon learning that Richard and "new" Christine are enjoying an intimate relationship, Christine becomes determined to make her own romantic conquests. After several failed attempts to meet eligible men, she finally runs into a divorced guy named Stan (recurring guest star ANDY RICHTER - "Andy Richter Controls the Universe") at the grocery store. Unbeknownst to Christine, however, needy Stan is known as "Sad Dad" at Ritchie's school.
3 Open Water
Upon learning that her close friend Barb (recurring guest star Emmy Award winner WANDA SYKES - "The Chris Rock Show") is responsible for matching up "new" Christine and Richard, Christine allows Barb to set her up on a blind date of her own. After a series of unsuccessful dates, Christine finds the possibility of love in the strangest of places. Meanwhile, Matthew takes Ritchie to swimming lessons.
4 One Toe Over the Line, Sweet Jesus
Upon learning from the gloating Matthew that Christine is out enjoying her fifth date with an attorney, Burton (recurring guest star MATT LETSCHER - "Joey"), Richard does what any self-respecting ex-husband would do: He sabotages the happy couple's goodnight kiss and insults Burton with lawyer jokes. But when Richard tries to make it up to the pair by inviting them to dinner with him and "new" Christine, his best-laid plans go awry.
5 I'll Show You Mine
Christine gets nervous when Burton (recurring guest star MATT LETSCHER) tries to take their relationship to the next level. After 10 dates, Christine faces a critical moment. Will she or won't she--let him in the house, that is, to meet her son, Ritchie. She eventually relents, only to freak out even more later.
6 The Other F Word
Concerned about the uniformity of Ritchie's schoolmates, Christine takes it upon herself to help diversify the student body at his exclusive private school. But her attempt to promote racial and ethnic diversity has unintended consequences. Recurring guest star WANDA SYKES appears as Christine's friend Barb.
7 Long Day's Journey Into Stan
Everyone expects Christine to fall apart emotionally after her breakup, but she insists she is fine and looking forward to spending some time on her own. However, after being humiliated while dining out alone, Christine realizes she really did care for her ex-boyfriend, which drives her even crazier. Recurring guest star ANDY RICHTER appears as Stan.
8 Teach Your Children Well
Christine feels pressured to throw an extravagant party for Ritchie's ninth birthday, his first involving children from his new private school. Christine decides to have an arts-and-crafts party at her home--with mixed results.
9 Ritchie Has Two Mommies
Christine tries to behave maturely when Richard brings "new" Christine to breakfast with Ritchie so they can get to know each other. By the end of the day, Christine must compose herself in order to make a good impression at parents' night at Ritchie's school, but she is caught off guard when "new" Christine shows up there as well.
10 No Fault Divorce
Christine's former marriage counselor comes into the gym, leading to some awkward moments between the two women. When Christine mentions this to Richard, his cryptic reaction leads her to question whether it was in the counselor's best interest to encourage their divorce. Meanwhile, after Matthew finds Christine's wedding video in a box of old photo albums, Christine takes a trip down memory lane. Recurring guest star WANDA SYKES appears as Christine's friend Barb.
11 Exile on Lame Street
Christine objects when Richard and "new" Christine want to take Ritchie to a Rolling Stones concert. Fearing that her son is too young to be exposed to the vices on display there, Christine initially forbids it. Eventually, she relents but immediately regrets her decision and, in a panic, goes to the venue with Matthew to see if she can sneak into the concert in order to keep an eye on Ritchie.
12 Some of My Best Friends are Portuguese
Shut out once again by the judgmental moms at Ritchie's school, Christine is overjoyed to finally make friends with another down-to-earth working woman, Belinda (ANA ORTIZ), who invites her over for a drink after work. However, Belinda's job comes as a surprise to Christine and only makes fitting in with the other mothers more complicated. Series star Julia Louis-Dreyfus' half-sister, LAUREN BOWLES ("Watching Ellie"), guest stars as Patty, another mom.
13 A Fair to Remember
While volunteering at the spring carnival at Ritchie's school, Christine is surprised to learn that there's a hot new dad at the school--and excited that it's her ex-boyfriend, Burton (recurring guest star MATT LETSCHER). Unfortunately, her hopes of reigniting their romance are shot down when she learns Burton has a new girlfriend.

About this show

This hilarious comedy stars Emmy® Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as single mom Christine Campbell. Christine successfully juggles motherhood and work, and even gets along with her ex-husband better than when they were married. But her ex's new girlfriend is also named Christine -- "new" Christine. Guess who's suddenly "old"?

Ratings and reviews

269 reviews
Jose Espinal
December 10, 2014
I loved this show! "Old Christine" was very naive, nervous, sometimes even dumb. However, she was always genuine. I'm going to have to purchase the entire series because I don't want to depend on the networks to provide me with such original and daring content.
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Nina Witham
February 2, 2019
I happened by this show @2am & thought it was pretty good but I didn't see when the show was on at it's normal time. I found it perfect for that time because I have woke up early. I wouldn't think a show would catch my attention that early in yhe morning but I really like it & find it very hilarious. I don't catch good shows very often but glad I caught this one. Glad I can help rate it too. I read some comments before downloanding or pay attention to new shows. I'm really in to this 1. 💯👍👏🤣
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Kate D
December 31, 2022
I love this show, it is so funny. Julia is amazing in all her roles but as Christine she is hilarious and relatable in her adventures. The whole cast is great and all the characters add their own humor and struggles. I only wish there had been more seasons as I often watch the series over and over again and laugh out loud every time.
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