Mama's Family

Weekdays 3p ET | 12p PT

Starring Vicki Lawrence as Thelma "Mama" Harper and spun off from The Carol Burnett Show, Mama's Family revolves around the wacky misadventures of the Harper family. Always at the center of the trouble and confusion is the dysfunctional family's matriarch, Mama—a quick-tempered, sharp-tongued 65-year-old widow. Despite her abrasive and wisecracking ways, Mama's warm heart is evident in her dealings with eccentric family members, who are often in need of a roof over their heads or simply a little tough love.

Next Airings

Jun 6th 3:30p ET

April Fools

It's April Fool's Day, the first day of April, and as always Mama is in a foul mood. She hates practical jokes, and the day is dedicated to practical jokes. But Mama gets the last laugh on the rest of the family when she pulls the best joke ever.

Jun 7th 3:00p ET

Reading the Riot Act

Mama starts a drive to impeach Lolly Purdue, the president of the Church Ladies League because of her poor performance in office. But when Mama discovers a secret about her, she has a change of heart.

Jun 7th 3:30p ET

Taxing Situation

When Mama gets a call from the Internal Revenue Service, she assumes the worst. The truth is, an IRS agent wants to deliver her $250 refund, but when he stops by the house, he realizes that Mama has been less than truthful on her tax returns--and now she's going to owe back taxes, interest and penalties.

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