Everything you need to know about ABC's 'Call Your Mother'

Kyra Sedgwick in ABC's 'Call Your Mother.'
Kyra Sedgwick in ABC's 'Call Your Mother.' (Image credit: ABC)

Call Your Mother is ABC's latest comedy offering, and in the age of coronavirus, we could all use more of a laugh right now. The sitcom follows an empty nest mother, who decides to be close to her children by moving cross country in order to be with them. Unsurprisingly, that decision causes a few complications for her less than impressed adult children. Originally the series was set to premier a lot earlier, but its release was pushed back as a result of the pandemic.

Kyra Sedgwick leads the cast as Jean Raines, who decides to reinsert herself into her children's lives. Speaking to AARP, the star described the series as the perfect show for these uncertain times. She said, "This is a traditional sitcom in all the right ways: They present a problem in the first act and by the end of those 30 minutes everything is not perfect but the problem is solved. Frankly, I take a lot of solace in this concept right now. I want quick and simple solutions to my problems."

As this is a brand new series we don't have any specific plot details just yet, but we'll be sure to keep you updated with all the latest information once it's aired.

When will 'Call Your Mother' premier?

The first season of Call Your Mother will premier on ABC on January 13, 2021 at 9:30pm / 8:30c. It will be a midseason entry in the 2020–21 television season and is sure to bring some much needed laughter. ABC is available online or on FuboTV.

In addition to ABC (in most markets - be sure to double check with your area before signing up), FuboTV has a competitive list of channels, as well as premium add-ons. And it's even better if you're a sports fan, with options for international events that you can't find anywhere else.

FuboTV starts at $59.99 a month the most basic package of 95 channels, and you can build things up from there.

How to watch 'Call Your Mother' anywhere in the world

If you're not in your usual ABC viewing market and still want to watch Call Your Mother, a VPN might be just the thing you need. A VPN allows your network traffic to flow through a specific set of servers in a specific country. So if you want to watch ABC in the U.S., you can watch ABC in the U.S.

The only catch is you need to be able to trust your VPN provider, because all of your network traffic — encrypted and unencrypted alike — will be flowing through it. For that, we've long been fans of ExpressVPN.


ExpressVPN is one of the easiest and affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. Plus it'll help keep your network traffic away from any prying eyes on public networks.

And it's a great way to watch Call Your Mother from anywhere in the world.

Who stars in 'Call Your Mother'?

Call Your Mother heads into its first season with a pretty standard sitcom cast. The below are the key players, but who knows who will show up throughout the series' run. 

  • Kyra Sedgwick as Jean Raines, an empty nest mother who reinserts herself into her children's lives
  • Rachel Sennott as Jackie Raines, Jean's daughter
  • Joey Bragg as Freddie Raines, Jean's son
  • Patrick Brammall as Danny
  • Emma Caymares as Celia
  • Austin Crute as Lane