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10 Fall Shows with Kick-Ass Moms

Fall is a busy season for moms. It means back to school, back to packing lunches and back to helping with homework. But it also means an entirely new season of TV shows, both returning and new. We've gone through and picked 10 shows with kick-ass moms to watch this fall (on DVR, of course) for a little bit of "mom-spiration." Check out our picks below.

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1. 'Life in Pieces': CBS's new sitcom, "Life in Pieces," debuts this season and follows the complicated and intertwined story of one family with matriarch Joan (Dianne Wiest) and mom Heather (Betsy Brandt), told through the perspectives of different members.

September 21, 8:30|7:30 Central, CBS

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2. 'The Real O'Neals': A new comedy on ABC, "The Real O'Neals" delves into the lives of the O'Neals, a Catholic family whose perfect outer appearance belies each member's personal secrets. When these secrets are unveiled, the family (with the help of devoted mom Eileen (Martha Plimpton), who has secrets of her own) learns to cope with them and each other.

Coming soon, ABC

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3. 'Code Black': A new medical drama returns to television in the form of CBS's "Code Black." Set in America's most hectic emergency room, the show follows the ER staff's journey into the chaotic world of medicine. Christa Lorenson's (Bonnie Somerville) story is particularly compelling, as her reason for becoming a doctor stems from her son passing away. Watch her strength and resilience as she battles the challenges in the ER this season on CBS.

September 30, 10|9 Central, CBS

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4. 'Empire': An untraditional mother, Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) returns from 17 years in jail to unite her family in "Empire" and regain her footing in the family business. Upon her return, Cookie promptly proves her time in prison has not diminished her fiery personality, wasting no opportunity to assert herself and shine under pressure.

Coming soon: FOX

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5. 'The Detour': TBS's new comedy, "The Detour," chronicles the journey of a family who hops in the car for a week-long vacation. However, as the name suggests, their journey is not always smooth and is filled with one (or more) detours. The series is an honest portrayal of the complexities of modern family relationships, with hopeful dad Nate (Jason Jones) and mom Robin (Natalie Zea), along with their two preteen children.

Coming soon, TBS

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6. 'Black-ish': Join mom Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) and her brood this September as the second season of "Black-ish" returns to ABC. The witty Rainbow manages to keep her husband and family in check while maintaining a successful marriage all while being an on-screen style icon.

September 32, 9:30|8:30 Central, ABC

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7. 'Mysteries of Laura': This series' first season of "Mysteries of Laura" showed Laura Diamond (Debra Messing) balancing her career as a homicide detective with her whirlwind home life as a mother of two young boys. Tune into season two when it premieres to catch more of the show's comedic yet relatable portrayal of working moms.

September 23, 8|7 Central, NBC

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8. 'The Good Wife': When Alicia Florrick's (Julianna Margulies) husband Peter is caught in a prominent scandal, she steps up, taking charge of her family and begins pursuing a career as a defense attorney. "The Good Wife" portrays a smart and resilient mom on all counts, not letting her husband's past stand in the way of her career or her family.

Sundays, 9|8 Central, CBS

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9. 'Fresh Off the Boat': Renewed for a second season, "Fresh Off the Boat" returns with mom Jessica (Constance Wu), wife of a restaurateur and immigrant, whose priority is to look out for her children and her family. Despite cultural differences, Jessica doesn't let those hurdles get in the way.

September 22, 8:30|7:30 Central, ABC

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10. 'Modern Family': "Modern Family" moms Claire (Julie Bowen) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara) return for a seventh season as matriarchs of their respective families. Both moms are devoted to their husbands and children and have their own unique and comedic way of handling their family situations. The list of awards goes on and on.

September 23, 9|8 Central, ABC

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