Anna Faris and Sadie Calvano
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."
Pretty Little Liars
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.
The Fosters, The Normal Heart
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, Maia Mitchell
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, Stacy Keach
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...
Orange is the New Black
There were few surprises at the 30th Annual Television Critics Association Awards. Orange Is the New Black earned Outstanding New Program whileBreaking Bad's final season scored Program of the Year for the second consecutive season.
While last year, Tatiana Maslany beat out favorites like Bryan Cranston to win the Individual Achievement in Drama honors, this year the Orphan Black star got no love from either the TCAs or the Emmys. Instead, Matthew McConaughey took home the award for his work in True Detective, which also got lauded in the Movies, Miniseries and Specials category. Similarly, Veep doubled up its wins with awards for its star and to tie Louie in the Comedy category.
Jake T. Austin
Jake T. Austin, who stars on ABC Family's The Fosters, has been charged with a hit-and-run that occurred in November, TMZ reports.
It's crisis time. ABC Family's The Fosters returns Monday for Season 2, picking up where last spring's calamitous cliffhangers left off. Teen pianist Brandon (David Lambert), who was beaten to a pulp by punks, will emerge with a badly injured hand. "His life's dream may be over and, in many ways, he has only himself to blame," says executive producer/writer Joanna Johnson.
Will Callie's adoption finally go through on The Fosters?
On Monday's season premiere (9/8c, ABC Family), Callie (Maia Mitchell) returns to the courthouse in hopes of making everything official, but until she can find her birth father — or she turns 18 — the adoption is put on hold.
Meet the Parents star Teri Polo has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, TMZ reports.