I've been looking forward to seeing Cam's mom ever since we heard of his farm background (can't you just picture her?). Especially now that her character has finally actually been cast!
Beating out Delta Burke, Dianne Wiest, Kathy Bates and several others is character actress Celia Weston, who has made a mark in films and on television ever since she debuted as trucker/waitress Jolene Hunnicutt on the CBS sitcom Alice back in the early '80s.
And I think she's the perfect choice. Originally Cam's mama (Barb Tucker) was supposed to pay a special Thanksgiving visit, along with Cam's daddy, but now it seems Barb will be getting Cam all to herself when she drops by alone. (Bet me anything it's a surprise, Mitchell freaks, and we get to see more of Lily's genius deadpans.)
Source: TV Guide