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Mommy and Daddy Issues: We Grade the Parents of Fall TV

Some say Hollywood only has one idea at a time. This TV season, it seems that idea was introducing character's parents! From dastardly matriarchs (Revenge, Hawaii Five-0) to downright quirky parental units (New Girl), many of our favorite characters got some family time this fall. But that wasn't always a good thing.

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As the holidays approach and you prepare to spend a lengthy amount of time with your own family — or in-laws! — we here at are taking a look at the TV parents who might make you thankful you're not spending your holiday with them. Then again, there are others that may make you jealous your parents aren't nearly as cool. Who were the best and worst parents of the fall TV season? We grade their parental skills more


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