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Poppy is one lucky hamster. While sheltering in place, Young Sheldon star Iain Armitage revealed on Instagram that he was fostering his new furry pal, noting , "She makes life in quarantine much more fun!"

Indeed, CBS stars have always enjoyed the companionship of their four-legged friends, whether it's on a hike or during a much-needed cuddle on the couch.

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Darin Brooks sits with his family and their pet dog.

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Darin Brooks (The Bold and the Beautiful) poses for a family portrait with wife Kelly Kruger, baby Everleigh, and Chance.

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Stephen Colbert sits on a couch while petting a dark brown dog.

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Stephen Colbert (The Late Show) "You're just in time for dinner, Mr. Bond. And Benny is...hungry," he jokes about his dog.

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Ashley Madekwe (Tell Me a Story) purrfects her red-carpet look.

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Emily Wickersham snuggles in very close to her sleeping dog.

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Emily Wickersham: (NCIS) watches over a snoozing Miguel.

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Norah O'Donnell hugs Ollie her light brown dog.

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Norah O'Donnell (CBS Evening News) and Ollie are ready for their close-up.

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Allison Janney laughs as one of her three dogs approaches the camera during a walk in nature.

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Allison Janney (Mom) "Weekends were made for hikes with the kids," she says.

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Michela Watkins smiles against a backdrop of a western desert.

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Michaela Watkins (The Unicorn) shares a selfie with Jeff.

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Bryton James and his dog

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Bryton James (The Young and the Restless) gives his pup a lift.

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Sharon Osbourne (The Talk) and husband Ozzy make room for their pack of dogs.

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Carrie Ann Inaba and her cat Mimi Vader

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Carrie Ann Inaba (The Talk) "Who rescues who?" she says of her late feline friend Mimi Vader.

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From sitcoms to the big screen (three words: The House Bunny), Anna Faris is a natural at making us laugh. And on her hit podcast, Anna Faris Is Unqualified—which has garnered so much success that she published a memoir by the same name in 2017—the star of CBS' hit comedy Mom gets the juicy gossip from celebrities and gives us all the comic relief we need.

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Anna Faris Is Unqualified

Faris started her podcast in late 2015 and has now amassed about 250 episodes. On the Unqualified website, the actress describes her podcast as "relationship advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types" and "a community where those of us who have no idea what we're doing can find comfort, support, and laughter." We're in!

Flipping The Script

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The Late Late Show host James Corden chats with Anna Faris and Kunal Nayyar.

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Though Faris has become a pro at fielding questions and dropping amusing anecdotes to entertain a talk show host, in Unqualified, she gets to turn the tables and step behind the mic. In episode 152 with Jake Johnson (star of the sitcom New Girl and the animated hit Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse), she jokes about the benefits of podcasting: "We can all have our voice…even if it's incredibly boring and obnoxious."

One For The Books

Faris has hosted countless boldface names on Unqualified. To name just a few: talk show hosts Kelly Ripa, Andy Cohen, Lilly Singh; basketball legends Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal; awesomely edgy comedians Chelsea Handler, Hannibal Buress, and Nikki Glaser; globe-trotting chefs Padma Lakshmi and Samin Nosrat; actors Mayim Bialik, Dax Shepard, Tiffany Haddish, Zach Braff, and Regina King. "When I first started this podcast I didn't think that many people would be interested," Faris said, "but it turns out they are!"

Platform For Comedy

It's true Faris delivers comedic gold every week on Mom, but her chatter on Unqualified allows her sense of humor to truly shine: "I never watched Lost; I only watched Scary Movies one, two, three, and four over and over again." For the uninitiated, Faris starred as high school student–turned–college coed–turned–news reporter–turned–haunted house caretaker Cindy in the slasher-film parody series.

Here For The Throwbacks

If you're a fan of Faris' repertoire (and who isn't?), Unqualified has all your favorite reunions, including Kat Dennings, who co-starred with Faris in the 2008 rom-com The House Bunny. In episode 137, Dennings and Faris exchange dating anecdotes and reminisce about their time together on set. "I felt like a camp counselor and I loved it," said Faris of her young female co-stars, who also included Rumer Willis, Katherine McPhee, and future Oscar winner Emma Stone. "'Come on my little chickies!'"

Made For The Times

In a simpler time, Faris and her guests—like Josh Gad (star of Broadway's The Book of Mormon and the voice of Olaf in the Frozen films)—would share a couch as they chatted. Now, thanks to technology, Faris has found a way to make Unqualified quarantine-friendly. She makes good use of video calls to connect with celebs such as Alexandra Daddario (Baywatch, San Andreas) and fellow podcasters Linda Phan and Drew "Property Brother" Scott (At Home With Drew and Linda).

Costar Mania

Allison Janney and Anna Faris as mother and daughter in Mom

Bonnie and Christy in Mom.

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Faris' very first podcast guest was her prime-time partner-in-crime, her multi-Emmy-winning Mom costar Allison Janney. Janney returned to Unqualified in episodes 47 and episode 111 where she discussed starring on Broadway in a revival of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, blushed over her star on the Hollywood walk of fame, and served up her best break-up advice: If your partner doesn't understand career prioritization, it's a much bigger issue and you'll find someone who loves you enough to respect that. "You can appreciate what you have or had with someone," said Janney, "but don't put too much pressure on yourself."

Two Worlds Collide

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Christy talks on a podcast on Mom.

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In a case of art imitating life, Mom tackles podcasts in the Season 6 episode "Jell-O Shots and the Truth About Santa." Here, Christy (Anna Faris) joins her daughter, Violet (played by Sadie Calvano), on The Mother of All Problems, Violet's podcast about the horror stories of growing up with Christy—or, as Violet calls her, the "drunken stripper who I unfortunately had to call Mommy."

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Allison Janney is more than just an Emmy Award winner; she's also a true animal lover and advocate of pet adoption. When she's not playing Bonnie on CBS' hit comedy Mom, she's speaking up for those who can't do it themselves—puppies and dogs! From posting pet adoption listings on social media to volunteering at animal shelters, Janney is one devoted dog lover.

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She’s a Dog Rescuer

Janney's three dogs—named Sippie, Dutch, and Addie—were all adopted. "They all bring so much love and happiness to my life," she has said.

She’s An Animal Advocate

The award-winning actress uses her voice to do good in the world. In 2016, Janney joined Best Friends Animal Society, an organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in shelters. She was featured in many campaigns alongside furry friends who need homes, and she continues to use her social platforms to promote animals in need.

Her Love Translates On Screen

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Patty, Bonnie, Christy, and Adam on Mom.

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When Adam's (William Fichtner) dog passes away in Season 5 of Mom, Bonnie (played by Janney) adopts a puppy to help cheer him up. Although Adam wasn't quite ready to move on, he took Gus in, and the pup has played an important part in the show since. Whether celebrating Christmas with the family or walking down the aisle, you can find Gus alongside Bonnie and Adam—and even Christy (Anna Faris)—in times of need.

She Supports Adoption

In a segment she hosted for ShelterMeTV, Janney talks about the importance of adopting. She encourages getting involved at local animal shelters and finding your forever friend. "They need your help and support," she says in a ShelterMeTV video.

Her Dogs Are Picture-Perfect

Who wouldn't want to show off their pups when they look like Sippie, Dutch, and Addie? Janney's photogenic pooches are well-accustomed to shoots by the Mom actress.

She’s Active In The Community

In addition to posting pet adoption listings, Janney served on a committee to introduce the Friends of L.A. Animal Shelters organization, dedicated to distributing funds to Los Angeles–area shelters in need. Janney makes it known that "shelter pets will never forget that you gave them a new beginning."

She Can Get Along With Any Dog

Mom fans are sure to recognize this adorable cast member! Even though Gus doesn't belong to Janney, she always treated him like one her own.

Dog Videos Make Her Day

When she needs cheering up, Janney turns to animal-themed videos to brighten her day. She's not shy when it comes to sharing the love on her social media for some of her favorite accounts, including WeRateDogs.

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By Nate Millado

When it comes to award-worthy shows and performances, it's been an embarrassment of riches in the age of Peak TV. But when the Television Academy announces its Emmy nominations on July 28—yes, the show will go on in September—fingers crossed we hear these 10 names among the nods. Some made us laugh, some made us cry, and some made us laugh until we cried.

The Good Fight For Outstanding Drama Series + Christine Baranski For Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

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Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in The Good Fight.

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From Season 4's opening what-if standalone—which reimagined a world where Hillary Clinton became president—to the season-ending Jeffrey Epstein episode (with a ballsy final shot), TV's best drama continues to shock and awe. Christine Baranski was nominated six times in a row for playing Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife—but never won. It's time for the Academy to let justice be served.

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Evil's Mike Colter For Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Mike Colter as David Acosta on Evil

Mike Colter as David Acosta in Evil.

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Demonic possessions and hauntings could be a hard sell for some, but Mike Colter somehow grounds this supernatural procedural with his nuanced performance as a priest in training. His talent is on full display in the episode "Room 320," where Colter conveys fear and desperation at the hands of Nurse Plague—all from the confines of a hospital gurney.

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Schitt’s Creek For Outstanding Comedy Series

The cast of Schitts Creek sitting at a booth eating in a diner

Annie Murphy, Daniel Levy, Catherine O'Hara, and Eugene Levy in Schitt's Creek.

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The riches-to-rags cult comedy, from and starring father-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, single-handedly put Pop TV on the map, but became a pop cultural phenomenon thanks to Schittheads—aka diehard fans such as Jennifer Lawrence and Mariah Carey—discovering it on streaming. Of course, it helps to have improv legends like the elder Levy and Catherine O'Hara among the cast, plus the younger Levy's GIF-worthy catchphrases ("Very uninterested in that opinion") all over social media.

As difficult as series finales can be, dare we say that Schitt's Creek stuck its landing with a hilarious yet heartfelt sendoff?

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One Day At A Time's Rita Moreno For Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Rita Moreno as Lydia on One Day at a Time

Rita Moreno makes one of Lydia's famous entrances in One Day At A Time.

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The EGOT-winning living legend deserves an Emmy for Lydia's theatrical entrances alone ("I came out of the womb wearing stilettos!") As the sassy, sexy matriarch of a Cuban-American family, Rita Moreno accents abuelita's every line on One Day At A Time with dramatic flair.

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Black Monday's Regina Hall For Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Regina Hall in a green and blue colorblocked blazer in Black Monday

Regina Hall as Dawn in Black Monday.

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Dawn Towner, one of the few female traders in male-dominated 1980s Wall Street, is both one of the guys and in a league of her own. Regina Hall handles rapid-fire repartee and absurdist humor with aplomb, all while rocking the era's outlandish hair and shoulder pads. She truly paints a complete picture: Dawn is unapologetically zany, ambitious, and sensitive.

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Bob ♥️ Abishola For Outstanding Comedy Series

Folake Olowofoyeku leaning on Billy Gardell in Bob Hearts Abishola

Folake Olowofoyeku and Billy Gardell in Bob ♥️ Abishola.

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Sure, we all ♥️ Bob (Billy Gardell) and Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku), but Chuck Lorre's groundbreaking sitcom centering on a Nigerian family boasts TV's best supporting cast of scene-stealers: Christine Ebersole as Bob's offensively funny mother, Dottie; Vernee Watson as no-nonsense nurse Gloria; Shola Adewusi and Barry Shabaka Henley as Abishola's super-protective auntie and uncle; Matt Jones and Maribeth Monroe as Bob's siblings, and co-creator Gina Yashere as Abishola's blunt bestie, Kemi,

Transcending stereotypical tropes, Bob ♥️ Abishola shines a light on the hardworking immigrant experience.

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Mom's Kristen Johnston For Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

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Kristen Johnston stars as Tammy in the CBS series Mom.

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Two-time Emmy winner Kristen Johnston deserves a crack at a third winged trophy as Tammy, an ex-con with a heart of gold. Johnston is a brilliant physical comic who can uppercut you with over-the-top slapstick—but she can also knock you out with an emotional wallop, as evidenced by her scenes with long-lost Aunt Cookie (Kathleen Turner).

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All Rise's Simone Missick for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Simone Missick holding chopsticks on All Rise

Simone Missick as Lola Carmichael in All Rise.

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The JAs (judicial assistants) call Judge Lola Carmichael a "Lolacoaster" behind her back because "nobody knows where the ride is taking us." The same can be said about Simone Missick, who takes us on a ride every week with her portrayal of Lola: confident, vulnerable, empathetic, and unorthodox.

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Star Trek: Picard's Patrick Stewart For Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Patrick Stewart as Picard sitting in a chair on Star Trek Picard

Patrick Stewart as Picard in the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard.

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Not any actor can slip so seamlessly back into a beloved character, but Patrick Stewart is not just any actor. His early-25th-century Picard may be older and more weathered than his confident Jean-Luc from Star Trek: The Next Generation. But the way this prolific Shakespearean actor imbues Picard with melancholy and regret, and yet with a glimmer of optimism, is more than enough to make viewers "engage."

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