Fall's Funniest New TV Moms

Janney, Martindale and Lavin are this season's sitcom queens

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Allison Janney in "Mom"

Bonkers Bonnie (Janney) likes to share—everywhere. “Mom, it’s Alcoholics Anonymous, not Alcoholics Tell Your Waiter,” daughter Christy (Anna Faris) notes as they order. So what? Bonnie plans to get the waiter into bed.


Premieres September 23 on CBS

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Margo Martindale in "The Millers"

When parents Tom and Carol (Martindale) split, he moves in with their daughter, she with their son (Will Arnett). Which kid has it worse? Tough call, but consider this: “Mom, did you cut my toenails while I was sleeping?”


Premieres October 3 on CBS

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Linda Lavin in "Sean Saves the World"

With a tyrannical boss at work and a typical teen at home, this series’ gay single dad (Sean Hayes) needs help. So his mother, Lorna (Lavin), chimes in with parenting advice: “Fish have it right. Just drop them and go.”


Premieres October 3 on NBC


Next: The Smart Woman's Guide to Fall's New Movies and TV Shows


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First published in the October 2013 issue

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