Allison Janney Playing ‘Mom’ To Anna Faris in New Chuck Lorre Comedy
Many share mixed opinions about sitcom magnate Chuck Lorre, and his CBS comedy monopoly that includes ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Two and a Half Men‘ and ‘Mike & Molly,’ but will upcoming pilot ‘Mom‘ prove the most star-studded yet? In addition to comedienne Anna Faris in the lead role of the buzz-worthy pilot, veteran actress Allison Janney has signed on in the regular role of Faris’ own ‘Mom.’ Find out the latest on Chuck Lorre’s new sitcom ‘Mom’ inside!
Whether or not CBS sitcom fans are ready for yet a fourth Chuck Lorre half-hour to hit the network, upcoming pilot project ‘Mom’ is quickly becoming a star-studded affair. In addition to the casting of Anna Faris as the titular ‘Mom,’ former ‘The West Wing’ star Allison Janney has joined the pilot in the role of Faris’ own mom, Bonnie.
Featuring Faris as a newly sober single mother trying to get her life together in scenic Napa Valley, California, âMomâ has received a pilot production order, to be produced with âTwo And A Half Menâ executive producer Eddie Gorodetsky and story editor Gemma Baker. The series also marks Lorreâs first female-centric comedy since 1990â²s hits âGrace Under Fireâ and âCybill.â
Should âTwo and a Half Menâ make it to an eleventh season, âMomâ would mark Chuck Lorreâs fourth CBS sitcom on the air, if also given a green light.
What say you? Could ‘Mom’ be Lorre’s best CBS sitcom to date? Tell us what you think of Allison Janney’s casting in the comments!