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Meredith Baxter: 'Family Ties' Mom to 'Young and Restless' Drinker

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Meredith Baxter, who played the Keaton family matriarch on "Family Ties," will be taking up a new role on daytime soap opera "The Young and the Restless" this fall.

TV Guide reported Monday that Baxter will debut September 8 as the character Maureen. A CBS spokesperson said that Maureen is a "charming, intelligent, middle-class woman who has always aspired to a more privileged life than she's had. She appears kind and sympathetic, but can be quite manipulative."

Her story arc will last throughout the fall, and Baxter will be throwing back more than her share of cocktails with Melody Thomas Scott, who plays troubled socialite Nikki Newman.

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"When not hitting the sauce with her new drinking-buddy, Nikki, Maureen will be crossing with several key players on the Y&R canvas," the CBS rep explained. The rep added that viewers should expect Maureen to make real waves because she "is skilled at getting people to do the things she wants them to do by making them think it's their idea!"

Since playing Elyse Keaton on "Family Ties" from 1982 to 1989, Baxter, has kept busy in both her career and personal life. She won a Daytime Emmy for CBS Schoolbreak Special "Other Mothers" in 1993, and has more recently made appearances on "Family Guy," "Switched at Birth," "The Neighbors," and "Glee," among others.

She married her partner of many years in December, Nancy Locke, and released a memoir in 2011 titled "Untied."

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Meredith Baxter, who played the Keaton family matriarch on "Family Ties," will be taking up a new role on daytime soap opera "The Young and the Restless" this fall.
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