In most descriptions of her many television roles, “sexy” is a qualifier for Krista Allen –- and it’s working for her again.


The veteran of “Days of Our Lives,” “What About Brian,” “Baywatch Hawaii” and countless guest shots on series from “Friends” to “The X-Files” is the “Significant Mother” in The CW sitcom premiering Monday (Aug. 3). She plays a newly separated wife and mother who worries her restaurateur son (Josh Zuckerman) by dating his best friend (Nathaniel Buzolic) -– which also reignites her husband’s (Jonathan Silverman) interest, prompting him to try to win her back.


“It’s really a dream role for me,” Allen tells Zap2it, “and it’s comedy, which is something I love doing. This character, Lydia Marlowe, is a woman who’s lived her life for everyone else. She is just starting to listen to her own needs and do what makes her happy … which currently is dating her son’s friend, but it evolves and becomes so much more than that. I guess you could say it’s a slightly delayed coming-of-age story for her.”

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