Hoping to help Arlo woo a girl, Maddie invites her snobby parents to a dinner party. Maddie casts herself as the perfect mom, but the plan goes sideways when Frank has to play her fake boyfriend and Thelma gets high.
Outraged that her co-star is getting jobs, Maddie vows to fire her agent (Jason Alexander). When cowardice stops her from lowering the hammer, she seduces him. Bolstered by her "courage," Arlo, Frank and Thelma face their fears.
Maddie and Thelma clash when Thelma's womanizing ex-husband Duke (George Wendt) comes to town. Worried she could lose her best friend and faithful assistant, an insecure Maddie will do anything to keep Thelma and Duke apart.
On the eve of the Tony nominations, Frank infuriates Maddie by admitting he doesn't think she'll get a Tony nod. Trying to remind a fuming Maddie just how lucky she is to have him in her life, Thelma recounts how they all met.
Maddie confronts a secret from her past when she runs into the real Madison Banks (Kristen Johnston), a former actress Maddie screwed over to get her big break, who now wants to prove that she should be the Broadway star.
When Maddie learns Arlo's a virgin, she enlists her understudy Brittany (Kristin Chenoweth) to deflower him in exchange for a chance to go onstage. When Arlo falls in love, Maddie storms the theater to avenge his broken heart.
After firing inept but hunky stagehand Mickey (John Travolta), Maddie consoles him with a one-night stand -- then can't get rid of him. Tension arises between Frank and Arlo when Frank asks Arlo's crush to be his tango partner.
When Kathy Griffin visits the building to look at the penthouse across the hall, a threatened Maddie struggles to contain her insecurities and goes to great lengths to restake her claim as the biggest star in the building.
Hoping to lift Arlo's spirits, Maddie, Thelma and Frank decide to finally celebrate Christmas for once. Buoyed by the sudden holiday cheer, Arlo surprises Maddie with an unwelcome gift: her estranged mother (Cloris Leachman).
After hearing Arlo's karaoke talent at his birthday party, Maddie is thrilled to find a connection with him and decides to make him a star. Against his wishes, she pulls some strings to try to set him up with a record producer.
Unnerved by the saintly specter of Arlo's adoptive mom – and the barbs of her understudy (Kristin Chenoweth) – Maddie struggles to adapt to her new life as a mom. Meanwhile, Arlo wonders if they'll ever have a real relationship.
Broadway diva Madison Banks (Kirstie Alley) is shocked to find the son she gave up for adoption (Eric Petersen) at her door. Unsure how to fit him into her life, she pushes him away until realizing he may be just what she needs.
Kirstie Alley stars with Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards in TV Land's new sitcom Kirstie. Broadway diva Madison Banks is shocked to meet Arlo, the son she gave up for adoption, but her assistant Thelma and driver Frank convince her to let Arlo move in.
Maddie attempts to impress Arlo's new girlfriend and her snobby parents. But when one of them catches onto her charade, secrets get revealed.
Maddie's attempt to fire her manager Stanford (Jason Alexander) doesn't go exactly as planned. In hopes of creating a fake "conflict of interest," Maddie seduces him.
Kirstie and Thelma's ex-husband, Duke (George Wendt), clash when he shows up for a visit.
Thelma tells the story of how they all met during a bank robbery many years ago to get Maddies mind off of her potential Tony nomination. It is through this story that they realize how lucky they are to have one another.
After the real Maddie (Kristen Johnston) finds out that the other Maddie (Kirstie Alley) stole her audition and got the part that catapulted her into stardom, the real Maddie demands they audition against each other for the same role to see who really deserved to be a star.
After Maddie discovers Arlo's a virgin, she agrees to let her ambitious understudy, Brittany (Kristin Chenoweth), go onstage for her in return for a favor.
After firing the stagehand, Mickey (John Travolta), Maddie consoles him with a one-night stand- then can't get rid of him.
When Kathy Griffin visits the building to look at the penthouse across the hall, a threatened Maddie struggles to contain her insecurities and goes to great lengths to restake her claim as the biggest star in the building.Guest star: Kathy Griffin
When Maddie finds out Kathy Griffin may be buying the penthouse next door, she goes to great lengths to restake her claim as the only celebrity in the building.
After Arlo brings Maddie's estranged mother around for the holidays, they have no choice but to spend time together whether they like it or not.
In order to please her son, Maddy has everyone dress up in festive reindeer onesies.
On their first birthday together, Maddies constantly reminded of how great Arlos adopted mother was. Maddie feels she cannot relate to Arlo only to find out that they have a very special something in common.
Maddie records over Arlo's adopted dead mother's birthday card.
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