Samantha Who? is an American TV sitcom created by Cecelia Ahern and Donald Todd. Cecelia Ahern is an Irish novelist who wrote the novel P.S. I Love You, she’s also the daughter of Ireland’s ex-Prime Minister Bertie Ahern. Don Todd is a writer and a producer who worked on TV shows such as Caroline in the City, Ugly Betty and Hart of Dixie. Samantha Who? aired on ABC from 2007 to 2009, but was not renewed for a third season. 35 episodes were produced.
The show stars Christina Applegate as Samantha “Sam” Newly, Jennifer Esposito as Andrea Belladonna, Kevin Dunn as Howard Newly (Sam’s dad), Melissa McCarthy as Dena, Tim Russ as Frank, Barry Watson as Todd Deepler and Jean Smart as Regina Newly (Sam’s mom).
• S1 synopsis
Samantha Newly wakes up from an eight-day coma without any recollection of her life, not her boyfriend, her parents, her job or even herself. Although some things are best left forgotten, Sam is determined to find out about her past. With a little help from her ex-boyfriend, ex-doorman, a few friends and slightly odd parents, Sam gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a bad-girl-gone-good.
• S2 synopsis
Leaving her past behind, Sam is stepping out with a new guy, a new job and a new appreciation for the old Sam’s taste in clothing! Sam’s new zest for life has everyone letting go and trying new things. Maybe Sam will find that being good is not such a bad idea…
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Actress Christina Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2008. Her mother also had breast cancer, so Christina decided to undergo a double mastectomy (like Angeline Jolie, recently) as a preventive measure after undergoing two lumpectomies and testing positive for BRCA, a breast cancer susceptibility gene. She returned to the filming of Samantha Who? in September 2008.
In 2009 Christina Applegate launched Right Action for Women (RAW), a donation-based foundation that helps provide financial assistance for MRIs and other testing, as well as education for women who might be at high-risk for breast cancer.
Christina Applegate gave birth to a baby girl (Sadie Grace LeNoble) on January 2011 in Los Angeles.
Samantha Who? Promo Photos Gallery on DVDBASH (90 pictures), starring Christina Applegate, Jennifer Esposito, Kevin Dunn, Melissa McCarthy, Tim Russ, Barry Watson and Jean Smart: