Just two seasons in, the CBS sitcom Mom has already tackled some not-immediately-funny issues, including alcoholism, gambling, homelessness, and cancer. Even star Anna Faris admits she was shocked when her character's teen daughter turned up pregnant in the second episode.
"I thought it was a joke," says the actress, who plays Christy, a young mother struggling with sobriety. "I couldn't believe that so early on we would go down that road. We put a lot of trust in our viewers."
ABC Family is ringing in the new year with new episodes of its most popular shows.
Pretty Little Liars will return on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 8/7c, followed by the Season 4 premiere of Switched at Birth.
Thanks to such shows as The Fosters, Looking and Faking It, ABC Family, HBO and MTV earned high marks in GLAAD's annual report grading networks on their representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on TV shows.
Rosie O'Donnell is returning to The Fosters!
"I'm doing three episodes in the second half of this season," O'Donnell told TVGuide.com after the season premiere of The View. "ABC has been very nice in allowing me the time to go do that. When I took this job, I made sure I could still do The Fosters because I like being recognized by 12-year-olds at the mall. They call me [my character's name] Rita, but still I don't mind."
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O'Donnell plays the strict but compassionate social worker and house mom at Girls United who became a mentor to Callie (Maia Mitchell) when she was living there. O'Donnell appeared in five episodes in Season 1 and reprised her role for two more earlier this season, guiding Callie as she found her birth father Robert (Kerr Smith). ABC Family declined to comment.
Teri Polo is staying busy during her downtime from The Fosters.
The star of the ABC Family drama, which wraps its summer run on Monday at 9/8c, is set to guest-star opposite...