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TV Report Card: Grading 5 New Shows

Kira  Wills Kira Wills
11/18/2013 3:05pm EST


So far, the 2013-13 television season has delivered far more home-runs than strike-outs.  Now that shows are doling out their juiciest storylines for November sweeps, it's time to hand out grades for the freshman television shows. 


"Mom" CBS, Mondays at 9:30pm EST
Anna Faris and Allison Janney are a mother-daughter duo battling their demons in this delightfully dysfunctional comedy from the sitcom king, Chuck Lorre.  The two are also a heartbreakingly hilarious combo that turn their struggle to sobriety into a blazingly entertaining and realistic journey.  In the most timely and relatable comedy since "Roseanne" (another Lorre creation), "Mom" just may dethrone the king of family comedies, "Modern Family," come awards season.  Grade: A 

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