Chuck Lorre and Anna Faris’s Sitcom ‘Mom’ to Be Picked Up by CBS Today
The networks won’t be announcing which new shows they’re picking up until next week, but one CBS sitcom pilot is already being given an early spot on the fall schedule. Deadline reports that CBS will be ordering the pilot Mom to series today. A multi-camera comedy starring Anna Faris as a single mother who gets sober in order to turn her life around while working as a waitress in Napa Valley, Mom was co-created and executive produced by CBS sitcom kingpin Chuck Lorre. The show is being eyed for the Monday 8pm post-How I Met Your Mother timeslot. Mom is the third comedy to get an early pickup for the fall, along with Seth MacFarlane’s Dads on Fox and Michael J. Fox’s new sitcom on NBC. Also starring Allison Janney, Nate Corddry, Matt Jones, Blake Garrett Rosenthal, Spencer Daniels, Sadie Calvano, and French Stewart, Mom will be the fourth show Chuck Lorre has on CBS’s fall lineup along with Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and Mike & Molly. Advice for creators struggling to get their sitcoms on the air: be Chuck Lorre.