'Call Your Mother': Meet Kyra Sedgwick, Rachel Sennott, Joey Bragg and rest of the cast of the ABC sitcom
An empty nester single mother tries to reconnect with her young adult kids a little too hard, by moving cross country for them. Find out who stars on the show
"When an empty nester starts wondering 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 reinserts herself into their lives," reveals the official synopsis for Kyra Sedgwick's comeback sitcom 'Call You Mother'. After the likes of Katherine Hahn and Melisa McCarthy already solidifying their comedic genius in roles where a middle-aged mom reclaims her life, it is the hilarious Sedgwick's turn to show what she's got in the bag. But Sedgwick is also teaming up with a stellar cast to carry the sitcom to its full potential. Co-created, co-written, and co-executive produced by Kari Lizer, here's who stars in 'Call Your Mother'.
The titular mother called Jean Raines decides to move cross country to be closer to her children, and they sure don't approve of it. Sedgwick returns to television as the lead for the first time since her ABC drama 'Ten Days in the Valley' wrapped in 2018. Before that, the actress had a starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama 'The Closer' which earned her a Golden Globe in 2010 before wrapping in 2012. Married to fellow actor Kevin Bacon, Sedgwick is also known for her recurring role of Madeline Wuntch who is a fan favorite comedy antagonist on NBC's 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'. That also culminated with the character's death last year in the show's seventh season.
The 25-year-old actress and comedian stars as Jackie Raines, Jean's daughter. Best known for her online TV comedy with Ayo Edebiri and for playing Danielle in the film 'Shiva Baby' that she also later executive produced. Over the Covid-19 quarantine period, she is one of the many comedians who rose to fame through social media. Sennott coined the term "soft launching" to describe tagging new relationships on Instagram without explicitly announcing them. In June, she also participated in a live stream benefiting the Black Trans Travel Fund.
Jean's son Freddie Raines is played by Bragg who is known for playing Joey Rooney from 2013 to 2017 in the Disney Channel sitcom 'Liv and Maddie'. Brag has also played Peter Magoo in the 2012 television film 'Fred 3: Camp Fred' and co-headlined the 2015 Disney XD television film 'Mark & Russell's Wild Ride'. The actor also has a successful career as a stand-up comedian.
After acting in some of Netflix's finest comedies, like the zombie apocalyptic 'Daybreak' and the wholesome 'Trinkets', Crute is returning to television as Lane in the ABC sitcom. The actor and singer has a filmography filled with impressive titles to his credits, such as Olivia Wilde's film 'Bookmart', and acclaimed TV shows like 'Atlanta' and 'Orange Is the New Black'.
The former co-host of 'The View' is a multiple Daytime Emmy Award nominee for her work in the talk show from 2007 to 2014. As a comedian, author, and television personality, Shepherd has also won one of these nominations in 2009. Her other appearances in television include 'Less than Perfect' (2002–2006), 'Sherri' (2009), 'Trial & Error' (2017–2018), and 'Mr. Iglesias' (2019). Her novel 'Permission Slips: Every Woman's Guide to Giving Herself a Break' came out in 2009, and in 2012, she appeared as a contestant on 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 14. Shepherd has been hosting the game show 'Best Ever Trivia Show' on the Game Show Network since 2019 and will star in the recurring role of Sharon in 'Call Your Mother'.
'Call Your Mother' premieres on Wednesday, January 13, at 9.30 pm only on ABC.