These TV Moms Will Stop At Nothing To Help Their Families In honor of Judy Roberts from the new CBS sitcom 9JKL, here's a rundown of TV's fiercest, funniest, and most fearless moms.
Posted on Aug 11, 2017 11:00am

There's no such thing as a perfect parent. Despite their best intentions, moms (and dads!) can make mistakes, overstep boundaries, and start more problems instead of stop.

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Take Judy from 9JKL: Judy is the ultimate well-intentioned parent who doesn't realize that she can be a little smothering.

When her son, Josh, moves back to New York City from Los Angeles and into his parents' building, Judy tries to make the most of his close proximity so she can spend as much quality time with him as possible—whether or not it's actually a "good" time.

You can't fault her, though; all Judy wants is for her son to be happy.

So, in honor of Mrs. Roberts, let's celebrate some more TV moms whp will stop at nothing to love, support, and protect their brood.

Watch the series premiere of 9JKL on Monday, Oct. 2 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

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Heather Hughes (Life In Pieces)

Though Heather Hughes has a lot on her plate with three kids (and no shortage of teenage sass), she always makes time for the things that matter, whether it's keeping the spark alive in her marriage or providing her family with down-to-earth advice.

Watch the Season 3 premiere of Life in Pieces on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Bonnie Plunkett (Mom)

It’s no secret that Bonnie has had a tough personal life. So, it's understandable that it took this cynical single mother and grandmother some time to master the role of "mom" on Mom.

Over the years, though, Bonnie's shown her daughter, Christy that she's willing to provide plenty of loving support, dating advice, and a shoulder on which to cry.

(Usually with a backhanded remark attached, but still.)

Watch the Season 5 premiere of Mom on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Mary Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)

Though she and Sheldon don't always see eye to eye, staunchly religious Mary Cooper is dedicated to helping her brilliant yet stubborn son navigate social decorum.

Mary consistently pushes Sheldon to leave his comfort zone and comprehend human quirks, whether it's attending church once a year or apologizing to a boss he's inadvertently insulted.

Watch the Season 11 premiere of The Big Bang Theory on Monday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

SSA Jennifer Jareau (Criminal Minds)

SSA Jennifer Jareau is the true definition of "mama bear." On multiple occasions we've seen the BAU member go full on grizzly, using all of her strength (sometimes literally) to protect her two sons, Henry and Michael.

(Fun fact: Henry and Michael LaMontagne are played by A.J. Cook's sons, Mekhai and Phoenix Andersen!)

Watch the Season 13 premiere of Criminal Minds on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Andi Burns (Man With A Plan)

Andi is truly a Jane-of-all-trades.

Not only does this hard-working mother always put her family first, she deftly juggles parenthood's ups and downs, like explaining the birds and the bees and managing stressful car rides to the zoo.

Stream Man With A Plan on CBS All Access.

Elizabeth McCord (Madam Secretary)

Despite having one of the most high-profile and difficult jobs on the planet, Bess is committed to prioritizing family time.

Even as the Secretary of State for the President of the United States, Bess raises her kids in a nurturing environment, away from the glare of her professional life.

Watch the Season 4 premiere of Madam Secretary on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.

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Watch the series premiere of 9JKL on Monday, Oct. 2 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Follow 9JKL on Facebook, Twitter (@9JKLCBS), and Instagram (@9jklcbs).