Can a newly single mom with three kids from three different dads, survive parenting, law school and the pursuit of sanity or has she reached her tipping point?
Keeping It Together is the story of KIT CARLETON (37) who dreams of being a fiercely independent woman but is perpetually betrayed by her overactive womb. After a fling and two failed marriages, Kit finds herself broke with three kids. Like every struggling single mom, she wants to give her girls the life that they deserve. But everything spins out of control when her most recent ex-husband switches teams and leaves her for his gorgeous Golf pro and then to add insult to injury, sues her for custody. Barely hanging on by her fingernails, Kit battles the slings and arrows of family life, law school, and waitressing, jumping through hoops to do whatever it takes to keep her family together in this quirky and heartwarming sitcom about family and ambition and the struggle that comes with ‘Keeping It Together’.
The series is a single-camera dramedy told in 10x7 minute serialized episodes per season. Take the dysfunctional friendship of Gilmore Girls combined with the codependent collection of misfits in Community and make a family. It’s The Brady Bunch of today.
SEASON ONE ARC
Kit’s life spirals into a turbulent tornado of commotion when her most recent Ex-husband JACK (45) an arrogant Family Law lawyer, decides to start a new life with his Golf pro STEWART (25). Jack lords his power over Kit by refusing to pay child support and forcing her to take a job at her friend MARTINA’s (50) diner. With no time left in the day, Kit’s law degree is in jeopardy. When Jack pushes back even further and demands custody of their daughter CHARLIE (6), Kit is backed into a corner and must enlists the help of HEELA (42) her pregnant Law School Professor.
Just when Kit thinks she’s put a momentary lid back on the Pandora’s box that is her life, CHARLIE’S 7th birthday party is interrupted by the police. Kit’s eldest, JENNIFER (15), has been arrested for busking under age. Unbeknownst to Kit, Jennifer has been skipping school to raise money for a trip to New York. Jack agrees to get Jennifer’s charges dropped. But only in exchange for custody. Pushed to her breaking point, Kit asks Stewart for help and secretly they hash out a plan. Kit finally takes a moment to breathe when CARLOS (30’s), Izzy’s dad shows up unannounced in the perfect comedic cliffhanger to lead into season 2.