Entertainment Sherri Shepherd To Recur on ABC’s Kari Lizer Comedy Series ‘Call Your Mother’
Toronto woman to continue pressing late mom's human rights case
TORONTO — Veronica Gerber was set to go before Ontario's human rights tribunal on Monday in a bid to see her mother more often during the COVID-19 pandemic. But three days before the case was to be heard, Dorothea Gerber, 82, died at the Toronto long-term care facility where she had lived for more than a decade. Veronica Gerber had been scheduled to appear before the tribunal seeking an interim order to restore her visitation rights to their pre-pandemic status. Although that interim order is no longer needed, Veronica Gerber said she still plans to proceed with the case, alleging her mother's rights were repeatedly violated during her final months.
EXCLUSIVE:(Mr. Iglesias) is set to recur opposite in ’s Kari Lizer comedy series .
Written and executive produced by The New Adventures of Old Christine creator Lizer, Call Your Mother centers on an empty-nester mom, Jean Raines (Sedgwick), who wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away. She decides her place is with her family, and as she reinserts herself into their lives, her kids realize they might actually need her more than they thought.
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Shepherd will play Sharon, Jean’s salty and salt-of-the-earth best friend from Iowa. Left behind when Jean makes the move to be with her kids in Los Angeles, Sharon faithfully keeps their connection strong and doesn’t let Jean forget where she came from.
The cast also includes Rachel Sennott as Jackie Raines, Joey Bragg as Freddie Raines, Patrick Brammall as Danny, Emma Caymares as Celia and Austin Crute as Lane.
Call Your Mother is produced by Sony Pictures Television & ABC Signature alongside 20th Television and Touchstone Television.
Former longtime The View co-host Shepherd most recently co-starred in comedy series Mr. Iglesias, which aired for two seasons on Netflix. She also co-hosts Fox syndicated series Dish Nation.
Call Your Mother will air later this season on ABC.
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EXCLUSIVE: Derek Webster has been cast in a season-long recurring role on Fox’s 911: Lone Star. He will play Charles Vega, the husband of Paramedic Captain Tommy Vega, portrayed by new series regular Gina Torres. The very 2020-relatable Charles Vega character is a restauranteur whose business is affected by the pandemic, so he becomes a stay-at-home dad while his essential worker wife goes to work. Most recently, Webster was a series regular on the CW series In the Dark, playing Murphy’s (Perry Mattfeld) adoptive father. Webster is known for his recurring role of District Attorney Jackson Holt in the Showtime series Ray Donovan.