Pilot Scoop: Allison Janney Is Anna Faris' Mom

Michael Ausiello

Mom‘s the word for West Wing Emmy winner Allison Janney, who has been cast as Anna Faris’ mother in the Chuck Lorre-produced CBS comedy pilot, TVLine has learned.

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The project centers on a newly sober single mom (Faris) who is trying to pull her life together in the Napa Valley.

Janney’s most recent full-time TV gig was ABC’s short-lived Matthew Perry comedy Mr. Sunshine.

Lorre co-wrote the Mom script with his Two and a Half Men colleagues Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker.

If Mom gets a green light (and if Two and a Half Men returns for an 11th season, as many expect it will) that would bring to four the number of shows Lorre will have on the air next fall, joining the already renewed The Big Bang Theory and sure thing Mike & Molly.

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