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Series Summary
Madison "Maddie" Banks is a diva who has had her share of career success on Broadway; the countless roles she has played on stage have prepared her for a lot. But one thing her acting hasn't prepared her for is motherhood. So imagine Maddie's shock when Arlo, a doughnut maker from New Jersey, appears in her life and says he is the son she gave up for adoption 26 years earlier. Although Maddie initially wants to deny Arlo a second time and keep him out of her life, she realizes -- with the help of her long-suffering assistant, Thelma, and eccentric chauffeur, Frank -- that Arlo is a diamond in the rough, and ultimately, she invites him to move into her Park Avenue condo. As Thelma and Frank show him the details of Maddie's occasionally unhinged life, Arlo tries to start his life over in Manhattan, and the new family comes to realize that Arlo may not be the only one who could use extra polishing.

Air Dates: 2013 - 2014

Genres: Comedy

Network: TVLAND

  • Season 1, Ep. 12 : The Dinner Party Feb 26, 2014

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    Maddie invites the snooty parents of Arlo's love interest to a dinner party; Frank acts as Maddie's boyfriend.

  • Season 1, Ep. 11 : Maddie's Agent Feb 19, 2014

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    Maddie has a hard time trying to fire her agent. Thelma must face her fear of identical twin girls who live in the building and who creep her out like the girls in "The Shining," while Frank must face his fear of tunnels.

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : Thelma's Ex Feb 12, 2014

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    Thelma's womanizing ex-husband returns to town; Maddie believes that she will lose her best friend and assistant.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : When They Met Feb 5, 2014

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    Maddie is angry when Frank admits he believes she will not get a Tony nod; Thelma recounts how the gang met.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : Maddie vs. Maddie Jan 29, 2014

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    Maddie encounters the real Madison Banks (Kristen Johnston), a waitress whose audition (and name) she stole over 25 years ago.The real Maddie suggests that they exchange lives for an evening.

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  • The expected jokes about Botox, nose jobs, and Alley's weight abound and are executed with old-school shticky competence, like a middling '90s sitcom that never was. [6 Dec 2013, p.74] show more

  • By the end of a few episodes everything meshes nicely, and the prospect of watching more has become enticing. show more

  • Kirstie, with Ms. Alley mugging through her role as a kindhearted narcissist, is more like the Ford Focus. If it’s late and it’s all the rental company has left, you might as well take it.... Rhea Perlman is funny as Thelma, but the real revelation of Kirstie is Michael Richards as the shady chauffeur, Frank. show more

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