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CBS ‘Mom’: Chuck Lorre Earns Another Sitcom Pickup

CBS Mom Chuck Lorre Anna Faris Allison Janney
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As if ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ and ‘Mike & Molly‘ weren’t enough, sitcom magnate Chuck Lorre has all-but-officially gained a new sitcom outlet at CBS. Sources report that Lorre’s new Anna Faris-starring sitcom ‘Mom‘ will soon receive a series order from CBS, bringing together an impressive cast, but will ‘Mom’ perform as well as Lorre’s other CBS offerings?

‘Two and a Half Men’ may have a season or so left in it, but that isn’t stopping series creator Chuck Lorre from planting yet another flag in CBS’ future. Via Deadline, we’ve learned that pilot sitcom ‘Mom’ will most likely receive a series order tomorrow, a week in advance of CBS’ other pilot offerings.

Featuring Anna Faris as a newly sober single mother trying to get her life together in scenic Napa Valley, California, ‘Mom’ had previously received a pilot production order, produced with ‘Two And A Half Men’ executive producer Eddie Gorodetsky and story editor Gemma Baker. The series marks Lorre’s first female-centric comedy since 1990′s hits ‘Grace Under Fire’ and ‘Cybill.’

In addition to Allison Janney as titular character Faris’ own mother, the ‘Mom’ cast also includes Nate Corddry, Blake Garrett Rosenthal, Matt Jones (‘Breaking Bad‘), Spencer Daniels, Sadie Calvano and French Stewart. The series is expected to take the 8:30 P.M. slot behind ‘How I Met Your Mother‘s ninth and final season, providing Lorre with his fourth airing CBS sitcom.

What say you? Would you be interested to see Chuck Lorre’s latest CBS offering ‘Mom,’ or would you rather see something different from CBS comedies? Hit the comments with your own thoughts!

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