instant-mom-nick*Nickelodeon has announced a second season for Tia Mowry-Hardrict’sInstant Mom.”

The cable channel is also adding six more episodes to its current freshman season, bringing the total number of shows to 26, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Mowry-Hardrict plays young party girl Stephanie who is forced to curb her nightlife activity when she marries an older man, Charlie (Michael Boatman), who has three kids. As Stephanie slowly shifts into full-time stepmom mode, she struggles to maintain a sense of her fun-loving, slightly irresponsible life.

Instant Mom's Tia Mowry-Hardrict (R) and Sheryl Lee Ralph, Wednesday September 25, 2013 in New York City.

Instant Mom’s Tia Mowry-Hardrict (R) and Sheryl Lee Ralph, Wednesday September 25, 2013 in New York City

Sheryl Lee Ralph plays Stephanie’s mother, Maggie, while Sydney Park, Tylen Williams and Damarr Calhoun play the three kids.

“Instant Mom” has posted year-over-year gains on Nick at Nite among adults 18-49 with a 0.3 rating (336,000) and women 18-49 with a 0.43 rating (237,000). The series has averaged 1.2 million viewers per episode since its Sept. 29 launch.

Below, Sheryl Lee Ralph tells us why she thinks “Instant Mom” is an instant success.

“Instant Mom” airs Sundays at 8:30 p.m. on Nickelodeon. Watch episode 3 of the first season below.