While family ties is a sure-fire way to catch a break in Hollywood, the news that Chuck Lorre’s Mom has been given a series on CBS is not as showbiz-exclusive as the words would suggest, instead referring to a new TV show from the Two and a Half Men creator.
Mom is a sitcom pilot that has been given a full series order on CBS, the latest project to emerge from Lorre, who is also responsible for The Big Bang Theory and serves as an executive producer on Mike & Molly. He is arguably, however, most notable for being the target of actor Charlie Sheen’s frustration in 2011 as a falling-out between the pair led to the star’s departure from the cast of Two and a Half Men.
Lorre and his team will be hoping that his all-female collection of stars confirmed for the project so far will not give them any such problems, with the headlining duo of Anna Faris (The Dictator) and Allison Janney (The West Wing) joined by French Stewart (3rd Rock From the Sun) and Courtney Henggeler (Friends with Benefits).
The series is said to follow ‘Christy’ (Faris), a ‘newly sober single parent’ who is attempting to get her life ‘back on track’ living in the Californian region of Napa Valley. While not yet officially confirmed, it is rumoured that Mom, which was written by Lorre, and is to be co-produced by Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros TV, is said to be receiving its pick-up from CBS today (8 May), according to Deadline.
While it remains to be seen if Mom will have the longevity of other Lorre projects at CBS, at least the name can stick in viewer’s memories for a while, and if it hasn’t already: