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Monday TV: Mom's the Word, and Warehouse 13 Opens One Last Time

All season long, I've been likening CBS's freshman sleeper Mom to gritty sitcom foremothers like Roseanne and Grace Under Fire (shows on which executive producer Chuck Lorre famously spent time before his current CBS heyday). That comparison rings especially true in the first-season finale (Monday, 9:30/8:30c), as third-generation mom-too-soon Violet (Sadie Calvano) gives birth while her own imperfect mother, Christy (Anna Faris), and caustic grandma Bonnie (Allison Janney) look on with emotional empathy. read more

Monday TV: Lorre's Ladies (Mom & Molly), Dancing Returns

On this day most readily associated with the Wearing of the Green, consider a TV industry green with envy at the success of Chuck Lorre's comedy empire on CBS, which renewed all of his current series last week, led by the terrific and tremendously popular The Big Bang Theory (a powerhouse providing a clout that helps explain why the beyond-past-its-prime Two and a Half Men also made the cut). Lorre's two Monday comedies, anchored by strong female performances, are also back next season — and that's especially good news for fans (including me) of the underperforming, underrated Mom, with its sensational mother-daughter tag team of Allison Janney and Anna Faris as Bonnie and Christy, two generations of recovering addicts raising a family against powerful odds.

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Ask Matt: Cards Spoilers, Mom, Blacklist, NCIS's 250th and More

Question: When dealing with shows like House of Cards (in which an entire season is available at one time), what's your opinion on how spoilers should be discussed? Is every episode fair to be talked about as soon as the season comes out? Should no spoilers be talked about for, say, a week and then every episode is fair game? Or would you treat it more like a traditional series and discuss only one episode at a time? On the receiving end, do you just avoid all spoilers until you've finished watching the entire season? I'm mainly asking this because I'm only up to episode 6 of the new season of House of Cards and am avoiding any article with a spoiler alert, because I don't know just which episodes they may be spoiling. (Thankfully, so far the biggest spoiler I could have had ruined was a very shocking moment in the first episode. I don't gasp very often at a TV show, but I did then.) — Scott

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The Big Bang Theory: Clip 1
The Big Bang Theory: Clip 4
The Big Bang Theory: Clip 2
The Big Bang Theory: Season 6

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Mom - Smokey Taylor and a Deathbed Confession
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Mike & Molly - McMillan and Mom
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Smokey Taylor and a Deathbed Confession [HD]
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McMillan and Mom [HD]

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Mom TV Show Series, Creator
2013 Mom TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2011 Most Notorious Celebrity Feuds TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2010 Mike & Molly TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2007 The Big Bang Theory TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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Keck's Exclusives: First Look: Mom Casts Christy's New Beau

Unlucky in love Christy (Anna Faris) is about to meet her next ex-boyfriend. On the Feb. 3 episode of CBS's Mom, Nick Zano will play David, described by executive producer Chuck Lorre as "a fireman with a doctorate in philosophy from Stanford."

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Keck's Exclusives: Kathy Bates to Visit Mike & Molly

With Melissa McCarthy's Mike & Molly character now pursuing a career as an author, what better time to introduce a little Misery into her life? The CBS sitcom has booked Kathy Bates to play Molly's new pal, Kay McKinnon, in an upcoming episode. 

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Keck's Exclusives First Look: Jon Cryer Takes Charge on Mom

Judging by its suggestive ­title — "Corned Beef and Handcuffs" — the Dec. 16 episode of CBS' Mom promises to be naughtier than usual. read more

Mike & Molly Boss on Show's New Direction: "It Was Necessary"

When Al Higgins took over as showrunner on Mike & Molly in May, executive producer Chuck Lorre posed a question that he couldn't answer.

"We sat down and the first thing Chuck Lorre said to me was, 'Why is Melissa McCarthy a movie star and not a TV star?' And I had no idea," Higgins tells TVGuide.com. "I was stumped. And he said, 'In her movies, people react to her and on the show, she reacts to everyone else.' I thought about that and he was right. He said, 'I want to flip that dynamic.'"

Fall TV Report Card: How's the new class doing?

And thus, the "new" Mike & Molly was born. Nearly 30 freshmen ...
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Does Charlie Sheen Want to Make Amends with Chuck Lorre?

Charlie Sheen had some pretty harsh words for his former boss Chuck Lorre during Sheen'scontroversial departure from Two and a Half Men in 2011. But now he apparently wants to bury the hatchet.

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