This post originally appeared on The Lab NYC

As one of Hollywood’s funniest and most versatile actresses, Kym Whitley has become a fixture on TV and film.  Her latest role as Juanita in ABC’s hit show “Animal Practice” showed her sitcom side, but now we are being exposed to her journey as a mother in OWN’s new hit docu-series “Raising Whitley”.

“On her new show, “Raising Whitley,” cameras follow Kym as she embarks on the audition of a lifetime, being a mother. When Kym signed up to mentor a troubled young girl, she never imagined she’d get a call from the hospital saying, “Your baby is ready.” After learning that her mentee exited the maternity ward leaving only Kym’s contact information, Kym experienced a cataclysmic moment. With less than an hour to make a life-changing decision – and to do a lifetime of soul-searching – Kym chose to become a mother.

This humorous and poignant docu-series follows Kym and her chaotic collective of friends – whom she calls “The Village” – as they attempt to do something none of them have ever done before: raise a baby…together.  The Village banded together to help Kym bring up baby Joshua the best they know how, but sometimes it’s hard to tell who is more mature – baby Joshua or the adults tasked with raising him.

Over the season, Kym learns the chaotic realities of becoming a full-time mom: She realizes that, while Craigslist may be perfect for finding an old couch, it’s not ideal for finding a new nanny; she survives Joshua’s first haircut; she gets her groove back on a manhunt with her girlfriends; and she discovers that being “just friends” with Joshua’s “daddy” may not be that simple.”

Here ‘The King Of Kamelot” chats #InTheLab with the HILARIOUS Kym Whitley about her new show on OWN “Raising Whitley”, what it has been like adjusting to motherhood, her role as Juanita on “Animal Practice” next to the incredible Kate Walsh, being a role model for African American actresses, working with Hollywood’s best actors, how ‘The Village” helps her out with Joshua, and so much more! “Raising Whitley” is an incredibly funny and heartwarming show, so make sure to catch new episodes every Saturday at 10pm on OWN.