TV WORTH WATCHING:
DEAR MOM, LOVE CHER 
LIFETIME, 10 p.m. ET; 5/6/2013 
In the accompanying photo, that’s Cher at left, either yawning widely or reaching for a very early high note. Holding the former Cherilyn Sarkisian is her mother, Georgia Holt, the subject of this often touching, perhaps even surprisingly entertaining Mother’s Day special. Cher, her 86-year-old mom, and Cher’s younger sister, Georgeanne, all swap stories and share photos and old movies in this one-hour special. Its goal is to push mom’s new record album, but the story of Cher and her family tree is the real reason to tune in. When Georgia was born – in Arkansas, so her name wasn’t inspired by geography – her dad was 21, but her mom was only 13. And that’s just the start of this story. For a full review, see Ed Bark’s Uncle Barky’s Bytes.
-David Bianculli

TV WORTH WATCHING:

DEAR MOM, LOVE CHER

LIFETIME, 10 p.m. ET; 5/6/2013 

In the accompanying photo, that’s Cher at left, either yawning widely or reaching for a very early high note. Holding the former Cherilyn Sarkisian is her mother, Georgia Holt, the subject of this often touching, perhaps even surprisingly entertaining Mother’s Day special. Cher, her 86-year-old mom, and Cher’s younger sister, Georgeanne, all swap stories and share photos and old movies in this one-hour special. Its goal is to push mom’s new record album, but the story of Cher and her family tree is the real reason to tune in. When Georgia was born – in Arkansas, so her name wasn’t inspired by geography – her dad was 21, but her mom was only 13. And that’s just the start of this story. For a full review, see Ed Bark’s Uncle Barky’s Bytes.

-David Bianculli