FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 file photo, Rico Rodriguez, left, and Sofia Vergara pose backstage after winning the award for outstanding comedy series for "Modern Family" at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Why settle for one great mom when, as any TV viewer knows, you can adopt a series of them? AP Television Writer Lynn Elber chooses five of the best sit com moms, from the demure 1950s version to the freewheeling 21st-century incarnation. The character of Gloria Pritchett played by Sofia Vergara is ideal company for her son, Manny, a mama's boy played by Rico Rodriguez. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
May 12, 2012 11:47:33 AM PDT
LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer
May 12, 2012 --
Why settle for one great mom when, as any TV viewer knows, you can adopt a series of them?