This fall’s TV line up brings a whole selection of new family comedies to Network television. There’s sure to be something every mom will love! As with any new programming, there will be hits and misses. But with busy moms looking for comic relief, maybe the Networks are on to a season filled with mom-targeted programming. These new sitcoms air before the 10pm hour, which is traditionally when many moms with children under 8 watch television. (Simmons Survey Winter 2013)
With a different take on families entirely, FOX’s new program, DADS, airing Tuesdays at 8pm, explores the often treacherous terrain of the father-son landscape. This comedy series shares the story of two childhood best friends, now in their mid-30s, whose lives get turned upside down when their fathers move in.
Mondays at 9:30pm CBS will be airing a new comedy of a different proportion. Mom, staring Anna Faris and Allison Janney, accounts the story of a recently sober single mom reunited with her own recovered alcoholic/substance abusing previously-estranged mother. This hilarious take on the dysfunctional family seems to follow a similar theme as 2 Broke Girls.
The Goldberg’s, airing Tuesdays at 9pm on ABC, is a great take on families of the ‘80s. Produced by Adam Sandler’s production company, HappyMadison, this hysterical comedy of the overprotective mother, hot tempered father and all around goofy children is sure to keep you laughing.
Crazy Ones, set to air Thursdays at 9pm on CBS, stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar as the father-daughter duo who head-up the Roberts & Roberts advertising agency. These two opposites face various situations as they use their very disparate and unusual ways to keep and win clients.
In addition, don’t forget to check out other family-themed comedies coming this fall. The Millers on CBS, airing Thursdays at 8:30pm; Trophy Wife on ABC, airing Tuesdays at 9:30pm; Back in the Game on ABC, airing Wednesdays at 8:30pm; Michael J. Fox Show on NBC, airing Thursdays at 9:30pm; and Sean Saves the World on NBC, airing Thursdays at 9pm.
As we look into the fall season, it’s important to note that as family structures change, television program content reflects such changes. Each of these sitcoms provides us with a variety of family units that are prevalent nowadays, morphing from the way they looked even 10 years ago. This ensures that moms in all different familial situations will find something relatable to watch.