4) The Troublemaking Daughter
See: Mom, Welcome to the Family, and the sassy tweens from Trophy Wife and Sean Saves the World can also fit into this category.
Man, all teen girls want to do is sneak out at night, sneak their boyfriends in their rooms and get into trouble. Oh, and concerts. Teen girls love concerts. According to this fall’s crop of new sitcoms, if a girl can’t be sassy, she best be a whole lot of trouble. Sometimes, a sassy girl can also cause trouble.
Best of the Bunch: Ella Rae Peck as Molly on Welcome to the Family. The jury is still out on whether or not this Mike O’Malley-led pilot about two families from different racial and economic groups can blend will work, but Ella Rae Peck is an absolute delight as the sweet, yet ditzy, pregnant teen Molly. Not to mention, Peck has that kind of star quality that makes her pop offscreen. She’s incredibly winsome in the same way Blake Lively was in her teens, but seems to have better acting chops. Keep an eye out for her in the future.