6 Reasons Why 'Playing House' Needs A Third Season

by Caroline Gerdes

Get ready, Playing House fans. On Tuesday night, we'll get a season finale double-header that I am equally excited and nervous about. On the one hand, thanks to E! Online we know Bosephus is making a return (which can be awesome or terrifying depending on if you’re a Maggie or an Emma) and I can't be the only one hoping for a major Mark and Emma moment (if you watched "Officer of the Year" on demand, you know what I’m talking about). But fans are also on the edge of our seats wondering, will Playing House return for Season 3?

It took USA six months after the first season’s final episode to announce that the comedy starring and executive produced by Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham would get a second season. Naturally, the two comedians made light of the suspenseful time frame with a hilarious video.

While USA has not yet confirmed a third season for the show, I have faith that the network will renew this fan favorite. With the show’s large online following, its interesting model for Season 2 of debuting episodes a week early via video on demand and the USA website may be something the network wants to replicate in the future.

While there’s no official word yet about Playing House Season 3, here are six reasons this show needs more episodes in the future — as many episodes as we can get. Seriously. USA, take note!

1. Hilarious Female Friendship

While husbands and boyfriends have come and gone, the real love story here is between best friends Maggie and Emma. Parham and St. Clair’s real life friendship also brings a hilarious, enviable chemistry to the characters.

2. “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves”

The show also has a strong feminist message as it depicts women raising a baby girl together, navigating dating in a sex positive light, working hard to accomplish their career goals, and navigating the realistically complex dynamics of friendship.

3. A Stars Hollow-esque Cast Of Characters

Rosie’s may not be Luke’s diner, but I love the recurring cops, waitresses, and extended community of Pinebrook, Connecticut.

4. Mark & Emma’s Chemistry

A classic will they/won’t they. Playing House can’t end with this on a cliffhanger. We need answers, and we want details.

5. Baby Charlotte

I hate to say it, but sometimes babies don’t exactly enhance a show. Baby Charlotte (Char-Bar), however, has brought some hilarious plot lines into light, like the search for Mr. Kooky and the Duncles’ diaper-less baby/bath tub incident.

6. Bosephus and Jandana

You can burn the wig, but he’s just going to come back. I can’t wait to see what kind of trouble Bosephus gets into on Tuesday night and hopefully, in additional episodes of Playing House next season.

Image: Michael Yarish/USA Network