Christine Baranski, in the co-starring role of Maryann, was the only true reason to watch the mdeiocre series "Cybill". Baranski's Maryann was just about perfect with her sarcastic wit and great comedic timing. Baranski stole every scene she was in from"the star of the show" Cybill Shepard. There were rumors flying during the run of the series that Shepard wanted Baranski fired. I guess when you are getting showed up every week by a superior talent, that it would make the "star" a bit edgy on the set. Baranski stayed, but even her considerable talent couldn't save "Cybill" from a short run!
Christine Baranski guest starred as a geeky Dr. Beverly Hofstadter, a bespectacled and unemotional expert in psychiatry and neural science, and Leonards mom, in a season two episode of The Big Bang Theory titled "The Maternal Capacitance", for which she received an Emmy nomination. She portrayed a librarian named Sonja Umdahl in the episode "Dick and the Single Girl" of the series 3rd Rock from the Sun. In 2009, Baranski appeared on Ugly Betty as Victoria Hartley, the haughty mother of Bettys new boyfriend. She has also been set to guest star on the USA tv show Psych for their season premiere. http://christinebaranski.com