Pilot Scoop: Anna Faris to Headline Chuck Lorre's Latest CBS Comedy Mom

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Anna Faris Mom CBS Comedy PilotOne of pilot season’s hottest properties is officially off the market.

Anna Faris has landed the title role in CBS’ Chuck Lorre-produced multi-camera comedy pilot Mom, TVLine has learned.

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The actress — whose film credits include The Dictator, The House Bunny and the Scary Movie franchise — will play a newly sober single mom who tries to pull her life together in the Napa Valley.

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.

Comments (33)

  • While I can’t stand Chuck Lorre, I would watch this for Anna Faris.

    Comment by Thilia – January 4, 2013 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!!

    Comment by Martin – January 4, 2013 11:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love her, but Chuck Lorre… just no. Won’t be watching this. You can do waaaaay better, Anna.

    Comment by Jon – January 4, 2013 11:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ugh, no. Kat Dennings and Melissa McCarthy are already two incredibly talented actresses trapped on mediocre sitcoms from this guy. Would hate to see Faris added to the mix.

    Comment by PCT – January 4, 2013 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Kay Dennings isn’t in a Chuck Lorre show. 2 Broke Girls is not his show.

      Comment by Shane – January 4, 2013 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Weird, I could swear it was his show! Just checked and its really not (Worse, it’s Whitney Cummings’)

        Comment by jonvit – January 4, 2013 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • 2 Broke Girls, Whitney, Kathy Griffin & Chelsea Handler are the worst possible examples of womanhood. A bouquet of skanks.

          Comment by Say what? – January 4, 2013 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • A bouquet of skanks. I love it! And completely agree.

            Comment by KND – January 4, 2013 11:56 AM PDT  
          • Ha. I actually like Chelsea Handler’s talk show, but the sitcom about her life was terrible, even worse than Whitney.

            Comment by Jon – January 4, 2013 01:06 PM PDT  
          • Sitcom women must be quirky/cute/stupid/super moms that never stop and put up with inept husband. Whitney finally has an example of a great husband and a flawed female protagonist. It’s a nice break.

            Comment by tara17 – January 5, 2013 01:01 PM PDT  
    • 2 broke girls isn’t done by Lorre it’s by Whitney. I totally agree though that being said he does have one good show which is Big Bang however I think that’s to the credit of the current exec producers and not him

      Comment by Tt – January 4, 2013 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Check your facts. Chuck Lorre has nothing to do with 2 Broke Girls, he’s the one behind Mike and Molly and the BIg Bang Theory, as mentioned above. His shows are usually great hits, so this one is bound to be as well!

      Comment by Jo – January 4, 2013 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It was a mistake, get over it.

        Comment by Mary – January 4, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YEAH PCT! Obviously the one comment wasn’t enough. CHECK YOUR FACTS. Geeeezzz.

      Comment by Guy – January 4, 2013 12:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I guess she won’t be popping up in Pawnee.

    Comment by ES – January 4, 2013 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kind of sounds like a sober rehash of Grace Under Fire.

    Comment by Dee – January 4, 2013 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yay another lowest common denominator, bottom of the barrel “sitcom” from this hack, thats what we all need. is it any wonder his shows are so unfocused when he is trying to do all this at the same time. anna please you are better than this get a real sitcom from anybody else if you want regular work, i hear there is an opening in the study group in greendale which would be better suited

    Comment by Alan – January 4, 2013 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Another feature actress coming to television because she’s pushing forty. Why Hollywood doesn’t care about actress who are pushing or over forty? We only see forty plus or fifty plus actors with actresses who could be their daughters as their love interests. It’s disgusting. Btw I don’t have anything against TV, I love her much more cause there are roles for women over forty and more there but it makes me angry that movies don’t care about many talented actresses who are not twenty and plus anymore.

    Comment by Jinjeon – January 4, 2013 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Tell that to Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, Meryl Streep, Cher, Shirley McLaine, Maggie Smith etc. It isn’t that Hollywood doesn’t appreciate mature actresses. It’s that once they lose that freshness people realize that most of them can’t act. Those who can, continue to get parts. The Megan Fox types don’t last.

      Comment by Tara – January 4, 2013 05:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • whoa whoa whoa… what’s with all the hate today? it’s just entertainment, and not theological doctrine.

    Comment by Jack Wahl – January 4, 2013 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • its from a bad writer who does nothing but clog up the schedules and skew ratings date because he is perfectly happy to scrape the bottom of the barrel for laughs, thats why there is so much hate

      Comment by Alan – January 4, 2013 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think that you should be blaming CBS and the millions of viewers, not Chuck Lorre. If I could sell crap to millions, for oodles of cash, you can bet your ass that I would.

        Comment by Michael – January 4, 2013 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it will be picked up (C’mon Chuck Lorre and Anna Faris – it’s a safe bet), but I kinda hope it’s a single cam, no live audience show, because they could really go far with a story like this and make a serious comedy out of it

    Comment by Lubomir Raykov – January 4, 2013 12:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • its chuck lorre that wont happen, it will be bland, generic and just lick the rest of his bottom of the barrel crap

      Comment by Alan – January 4, 2013 12:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eww, Chuck Lorre…

    Comment by Superhero – January 4, 2013 12:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anna Faris is the ONLY reason why I would give a Chuck Lorre show a chance.

    Comment by Jared – January 4, 2013 12:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d check this out, because Chuck Lorre shows have gotten progresively better. Two and A Half Men is terrible, TBBT is OK, and Mike & Molly is actually a smart, funny comedy. Hopefully, this will keep the trend alive.

    Comment by nick1372 – January 4, 2013 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • must be the first time ive seen someone say he is getting better. im convinced he is attempting to see just how bad he can make a show and still get away with it

      Comment by Alan – January 4, 2013 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 4 comments about a show you don’t plan to watch. Let it go

        Comment by Henman – January 4, 2013 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I always thought that Anna Faris’s only acting technic was that she gasps, or breathes heavy a lot. Not gonna win an Oscar or Emmy based on that!

    Comment by Kathy – January 4, 2013 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not every actress aims for one

      Comment by Jes – January 4, 2013 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can someone explain to me why people hate Chuck Lorre so much. The Big Bang Theory, Mike and Molly and Two and Half Men all have mega ratings and all their actors are in demand.. Globally – everyone loves these shows because humour is humor. Whether its those shows or movies like The Hangover series (I’m sure most of you have watched and will watch the 3rd one as well) … Is Lorre that bad that his shows and writers strike gold everytime??!! Anna should be so lucky her career will continue and she’ll probably end up getting paid $20,000,000 a season in a few years..

    Comment by Tonde Lungu – January 4, 2013 10:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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