12 Episodes 2013 -
Kirstie Alley stars in this TV Land sitcom as Broadway diva Madison "Maddie" Banks, who is floored when a young man named Arlo (Eric Petersen)—the son she gave up for adoption nearly three decades ago—appears at her stage door, but she balks at playing anyone's mother in real life until her assistant, Thelma (Rhea Perlman), and chauffeur, Frank (Michael Richards), convince her that it could be a great career move. Of course, it's all easier said than done, especially when Maddie has a hard time giving up her wild lifestyle for home-cooked meals, birthday parties and Rockwellian Christmases. Fortunately for Maddie, she has plenty to distract her from motherhood when she has to deal with an inept stagehand (John Travolta); an ambitious understudy (Kristin Chenoweth); a worthless agent (Jason Alexander); and a bitter rival (Kristen Johnston) from a long-ago audition. Guest stars include George Wendt, Cloris Leachman, Kathy Griffin, Gilles Marini and Christopher McDonald.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 30 mins
In the premiere of this comedy, Broadway diva Madison Banks is floored when the son she gave up for adoption nearly three decades ago appears at her stage door, but she balks at playing anyone's mother in real life until her assistant and chauffeur convince her that it could be a great career move.
Arlo Moves In
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 30 mins
Maddie adapts to being a mom, but finds the virtuous woman who raised Arlo a tough act to follow, and she doesn't do herself any favors when she skips their first family dinner to sleep with a football star.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 30 mins
Arlo's talent for karaoke at his birthday party impresses Maddie, so she uses her connections to find him a record producer, though he doesn't share her enthusiasm for his singing career.
Little Bummer Boy
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 30 mins
Maddie boosts Arlo's spirits by celebrating Christmas for a change, instead of engaging in her usual holiday debauchery, so he decides to surprise her with a reunion with her estranged mother.
The Girl Next Door
Wed, Jan 1, 2014 30 mins
A visit from Kathy Griffin to consider buying the neighboring penthouse impresses Arlo and the other tenants, but sends Maddie on a frantic mission to make sure she remains the biggest star in the building.
Mickey & Maddie
Wed, Jan 8, 2014 30 mins
Maddie fires an inept stagehand, then promptly sleeps with him when she feels sorry for him, but he can't seems to take the hint that it was only a one-night-stand. Meanwhile, Frank asks Maddie's chef to be his tango partner, much to Arlo's dismay.
Like a Virgin
Wed, Jan 22, 2014 30 mins
News that Arlo's a virgin prompts Maddie to convince her understudy, Brittany, to deflower him in exchange for a chance to go onstage, but the plan backfires when Arlo falls in love and his mother must avenge his broken heart.
Maddie vs. Maddie
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 30 mins
Maddie confronts a secret from her past when she has an encounter with the real Madison Banks, a former actor who had her career ruined by a selfish Maddie and now seeks revenge on her old nemesis by kidnapping Frank and demanding an audition to prove she has what it takes to be a star.
When They Met
Wed, Feb 5, 2014 30 mins
Maddie is furious with Frank when he admits he doesn't think she'll get a Tony nomination, but Thelma tries to remind her irate boss how much he means to her by recalling how they all met.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 30 mins
Thelma's womanizing ex comes to town, but Maddie goes to extremes to keep them apart when she fears it might mean losing her best friend and loyal assistant.
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 30 mins
Maddie's mad at her agent and thinks about firing him when a costar is finding work, but she chickens out and seduces him instead. Meanwhile, Arlo, Frank and Thelma confront their fears after they're inspired by Maddie.
The Dinner Party
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 30 mins
Maddie helps Arlo woo a girl by inviting her pretentious parents to a dinner party and playing the ideal mother, but her plan backfires when Frank has to pose as her fake boyfriend and Thelma gets wasted.