When TV gets PREGNANT

18 07 2017

When Lucille Ball became pregnant,
 the network wouldn’t even let the show 
use the word “pregnant.”

How times have changed, right?
THE X-FILES

When baggy clothes would no longer cover Gillian Anderson’s pregnancy, the X-Files went full Sci-Fi …


and had poor Scully the victim of an alien abduction in the episode, Ascension/


this scene was so particularly graphic the network originally did not want to air it.

XENA

When Lucy Lawless became pregnant, the show’s writers went full-on mythic.


In a twisty episode that found Xena’s soul both in Hell and then Heaven, 

Xena meets her arch-enemy Callisto in both places.

Callisto touches Xena in a gesture of forgiveness.


Upon her return to earth, Xena finds she is pregnant with no idea how.

The mystery is solved when Callisto’s spirit

reveals in another episode she “gave” Xena the child to make amends for all the evil she did her. 

DOUBLE DOOMED SARAH SHAHI
In the too short series, Life

Sarah played the feisty partner to the hero of the show. 
To cover her pregnancy, 
the show had poor Sarah kidnapped and held captive for most of the 2nd season.  
In the excellent series, PERSON OF INTERST,
Sarah played yet another feisty and unwilling love interest of a killer trying to turn over a new leaf,
Root.  

No pun intended.  

To cover Sarah’s pregnancy that would not have fitted at all in the story-line …
Aw, you guessed … 
Sarah was apparently killed, then found to have been kidnapped

and held captive for most of the remaining episodes of this fine series.  
Notice Sarah’s baggy clothes in the following video
whose music was composed by the same artist who composes for GAME OF THRONES:


WYNONNA EARP

Although Melanie Scarfano was pregnant the entire 2nd season, she
still did a lot of her own stunts.  

And took ballet lessons to keep up her strength and balance.


My Stetson’s off to this trooper.




Writing for the second season began in the spring of
2016,

and Scrofano told executive producer and showrunner, Emily Andras, 

of her happy news in September of that year,
when she was not that far along. 

 “I basically blacked out for a month, so I’m hazy on the details,” Andras joked. 

Emily seriously added,

 “I went into Syfy and basically said, 

‘I need to do a
‘Fargo.’ I really want to have a pregnant superhero. 

I want to do a
Marge Gunderson. 

I think it speaks to everything that makes our show
special.” 

And they fell in love with it.

It is a fine show that entertains with laughter and heart … 

not too many of those shows around any more.

Apparently, if you record this show on your DVR, Syfy is notified …

So even if you do not plan to watch it, please record it and play it in the background to up the ratings.

Support a new mother and her fans who love her.

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