Who played Paul Reiser’s mom on ‘The Kominsky Method?’


Question: I loved all three seasons of The Kominsky Method on Netflix. But who played Paul Reiser’s mom in Season 3? —Mary Ann

Matt Roush: I love this question, because I did a double-take as well while watching the episodes that introduced this battle-ax character. It was the brittle voice that convinced me I was watching the otherwise unrecognizable Christine Ebersole, Tony-winning Broadway and cabaret star who appears as Bob’s mom Dottie in Bob Hearts Abishola. Kudos to Chuck Lorre for his loyalty to his stable of character actors. Not only did he insert this wonderful actress into his most personal show, but in the series finale of Mom, he introduced a dysfunctional mother-daughter duo played by veterans from two of his past hits: Melanie Lynskey (from Two and a Half Men) and Rondi Reed (from Mike & Molly).

Question: I’m wondering what happened to Collector’s Call on MeTV? We really enjoyed it! —Kimmy

Matt Roush: Like many shows during the time of COVID, filming was paused until it’s safe for TV crews to go back into people’s homes to peruse their collectibles. The plan is to resume production once restrictions lift, which could be sooner than later if current trends continue.

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