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Allison Janney

TV picks: 'Mom,' 'New Girl,' 'Outsiders'

TV picks: 'Mom,' 'New Girl,' 'Outsiders'

“Mom”—With new shows debuting at a record rate on platforms that didn’t exist 15 minutes ago, it’s easy for critics to get distracted. Scrambling desperately just to keep up, we too often take for granted the established broadcast network series that continue to do terrific work week after week after week.

It’s tough to imagine a more winning duo than the stars of “Mom,” in which Anna Farris plays Christy, a recovering addict and single mom, and Allison Janney plays Bonnie, her even more troubled mother. And, indeed, Janney has won two Emmys for the role.