Rita rocks

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Television series
German title Rita rocks
Original title Rita Rocks
Country of production United States
original language English
Year (s) 2008-2009
Media Rights Capital
length 24 minutes
Episodes 40 in 2 seasons
genre Sitcom
idea James Berg
Stan Zimmerman
First broadcast October 20, 2008 (USA) on Lifetime
first broadcast
October 29, 2010 on VOX

Rita Rockt is an American sitcom that premiered on October 20, 2008 on Lifetime . The German premiere was on October 29, 2010 on VOX in the night program between 4 and 6 o'clock. Since April 2011, the series has also been broadcast on ORF one . Due to a lack of ratings, production of the series was discontinued after two seasons.


In addition to being a busy Detroit mom and wife, Rita also works part-time in a job she doesn't particularly enjoy. After finding her old guitar in the garage, she decides to start a garage band with her neighbor Owen, the postman Patty and her daughter's friend Kip. But that means even more stress! Rita tries to get her job and family under one roof and slips from one chaos to the next.


Leading roles

  • Rita Clemens ( Nicole Sullivan ): Rita Clemens is a hard working mother and in the middle of a midlife crisis. Even if she would never admit it herself. She is the leader of her garage band and also Assistant Manager of Bed Bath & Max.
  • Jay Clemens ( Richard Ruccolo ): Jay is Rita's husband and he does his best to support Rita and her band. Just like Rita, he stumbles from one faux pas to the next.
  • Patty Mannix ( Tisha Campbell-Martin ): Patty works for the Post and is Rita's best friend. She got Rita to play the guitar again, which eventually led to the formation of the band.
  • Hallie Clemens ( Natalie Dreyfuss ): Rita's absent-minded and rebelling daughter. She also works at Bed Bath & Max and is constantly texting her cell phone.
  • Shannon Clemens ( Kelly Gould ): Rita's nine year old daughter. She goes to a school for gifted children and dreams of space camps and of becoming an astronaut.
  • Kip ( Ricky Ullman ): His real name is Skip; He is Hallie's boyfriend and drummer in Rita's band. His parents live separately
  • Max : Rita & Jay's new baby. He comes in the Season 2 finale, "Born In The USA". to the world.

Supporting roles

  • Owen Delgado Jr. ( Ian Gomez ): Owen is Rita's neighbor and works as a bass player in her garage band.
  • Audrey ( Lauren Bowles ): Owen's wife and mother of two children. She loves her job more than her husband.
  • Chuck ( Duane Martin ): Rita's new neighbor. Chuck used to be a baseball player.
  • Marilyn ( Swoosie Kurtz ): Rita's mother who comes to visit in four episodes.
  • Rusty ( Paul Vato ): Rusty is the owner of the bowling alley where Rita's band played live for the first time.

Guest appearances

Guest Star Season character
Mindy Sterling 1 Mrs. Portman, customer at Bed Bath & Max
Tony Danza 1 Jay's boss
Andrew J. West 1 Craiger
Harry Shum Jr. 1 Zach
Craig Gellis 1 Grungy Counter Guy
Brooklyn McLinn 1 Roger
Bayne Gibby 1 Genna, customer at Bed & Bath Max
Deborah Gibson 1 Cindy Schatz (Rita's old band friend)
Melissa Peterman 1, 2 Jennifer
Jessie Pavelka 1 Jessie (himself) Patty's trainer
Mimi Kennedy 1 Aunt Mavis (Jay's aunt who has a horror against Rita)
Maz Jobrani 1, 2 Mr.A'abear (the manager of Bed and Bath Max and therefore Rita & Hallie's boss)

Episode list

season 1
  • 1. Garage skirt
  • 2. Got to the dog
  • 3. Everything Roger
  • 4. Fountain of youth
  • 5. Lost
  • 6. Storm free
  • 7. The first time
  • 8. Poker face
  • 9. Under pressure
  • 10. Time out
  • 11. Asylum
  • 12. Undercover
  • 13. Best friend
  • 14. My house, my boat, my ...
  • 15. It's my party
  • 16. I Can't Make You Love Me
  • 17. Get Off Of My Cloud
  • 18. Killer Queen
  • 19. What's Love Got To Do With It
  • 20. We Can Work It Out
season 2
  • 21. A change is gonna come
  • 22. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
  • 23. Nothing's Gonna Change My World
  • 24. Welcome To The Working Week
  • 25. Stuck In The Middle With You
  • 26. The Shape Of Things To Come
  • 27. Mr. Bassman
  • 28. Mommy's Alright, Daddy's Alright
  • 29. Vogue
  • 30. Bad Company
  • 31. Why Can't We Be Friends?
  • 32. Mother and Child Reunion
  • 33. Anchors Aweigh
  • 34. Shower the People
  • 35. Is She Really Going Out With Him?
  • 36. Sympathy For the Devil
  • 37. Jingle All the Way
  • 38. The Jealous Child
  • 39. Should I Stay or Should I Go?
  • 40. Born in The USA


The band

Surname instrument
Rita Clemens Acoustic guitar / vocals
Patty Mannix Keyboard / vocals
Owen Delgado Jr. (until season 2) Double bass / background vocals
Kip (skip) Drums / background vocals
Chuck (from season 2) Electric bass / background vocals

Individual evidence

  1. VOX secretly broadcasts the US sitcom "Rita rocks"
  2. Lifetime Cancels "Rita Rocks" ( Memento of the original from January 14, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Entertainment Weekly , January 11, 2010 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / news-briefs.ew.com

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