Critic’s corner: Oct. 7

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Mom 9:30 p.m., CBS

Just playing programmer here, but it doesn’t seem fair that this potentially decent Allison Janney/Anna Faris vehicle has been so cruelly caboosed to the tail end of CBS’s Monday night lineup, appearing after the unwatchable “2 Broke Girls,” which itself hit a series low ratings-wise last week. I’m plagued by the hope that given some time to breathe, “Mom” will ease up on the booze humor and dig in to the actual chemistry between the two actresses. A swap with the 8:30 stinkbomb “We Are Men” would fix everything, leaving a block of shlock before the news for anyone who wants it. (I also dabble in interior design if you need some help with that, CBS.)

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