Mom is a CBS sitcom running successfully for the past seven years. It is one of the most famous sitcoms and fans absolutely love it. Unfortunately, the series is losing one of its main title characters. This surely is an immeasurable loss and the series will not be the same anymore. Here’s everything you need to know about who’s leaving and why!
Mom: Who is leaving?
Anna Faris has decided to leave the CBS series ahead of its eight-season. This will leave Allison Janney as the only sole lead. Anna Faris has been in the series since day one. Also, she is one of the main characters between the two.
No one saw these coming and fans are still shocked by the star’s unusual decision. After lengthy negotiations, both Faris and Janney signed a two-year contract in spring 2019. Their new contract bonded them to be with the series through the entire season 8.
Reportedly, Faris’s exit was finalized before the show went into hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The show’s writer has already started developing the script without Faris’ character in it.
Anna Faris plays Christy in the sitcom. The entire show revolves around her and her estranged mother, Bonnie (Allison Janney). The upcoming season’s production will begin on September 14 in Los Angeles. Faris’s absence will surely be noted and no one knows how the showrunner is planning to fill this void.
Farris said that the past seven years on Mom have been some of the most fulfilling and rewarding of her career. She thanked the series’ entire cast and crew for creating a truly wonderful work experience.
She also said that her part has ‘Christy’ has come to a definitive end. Additionally, she will now pursue other opportunities and will miss the series’ next season.
All About the Series
Chuck Lorre Productions has produced the sitcom in association with Warner Bros Television. Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, and Gemma Baker are the series’ main writers.
The series’ pilot landed on CBS in December 2012. This sitcom has been among the TV’s top comedy shows of all time. Along with comedy, ‘Mom’ also tackles many important real-life issues.
The sitcom revolves around daughter/mother duo Christy (Faris) and Bonnie Plunkett (Janney). The duo has been estranged for years. They both were struggling with alcohol addiction for years. The show depicts their attempt to pull their lives and their relationship together by trying to stay sober.
Faris’ loss will surely affect the sitcom’s originality as everyone got attached to her. Shows’ writers are trying to pull their best and fill the actress’ void.
We will bring more details very soon. Until then, stay tuned and keep reading for all the latest updates!