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

Anna Faris and Allison Janney

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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Exclusive Mike & Molly Sneak Peek: Kathy Bates Becomes BFFs with Molly

Melissa McCarthy, Kathy Bates, Billy Gardell

Kathy Bates is bringing joy — not misery — to Mike & Molly.

20 SNL stars you've forgotten

The Oscar winner guest-stars on Monday's episode (9/8c, CBS) as Kay, the ...
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Keck's Exclusives: Kathy Bates to Visit Mike & Molly

Kathy Bates

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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