CBS is bringing its long-running sitcom Mom to an end with its currently airing eighth season. The show initially starred Anna Faris as Chrissy, who reconnects with her estranged Mom (Allison Janney) as the two women do all they can to rebuild their lives and remain sober. Touching on many challenging topics rarely seen in a network sitcom, Mom remained funny and heartfelt throughout its run; not many sitcoms can say the same.
In a shared statement from producers Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay, and Gemma Baker, the trio praised the creative team and the importance of TV shows that confront difficult subjects.
“For the past eight years, we’ve had the great honor to bring these wonderful characters to life, sharing their struggles and triumphs with millions of viewers every week. From the beginning, we set out to tell stories about recovery from alcoholism and addiction that are rarely portrayed in a network comedy series. Whether it was the emotional reactions of the live audience on tape night inside Stage 20, or discussions at the White House regarding the opioid crisis, or the personal stories we continue to receive on social media, we take great pride in knowing Mom has positively impacted so many lives. We are forever grateful to our brilliant cast and guest stars, wonderful writers, and amazing crew for going on this journey with us.”
CBS Entertainment's Kelly Kahl added;
“Since its premiere, Mom has touched people’s lives by sensitively tackling weighty yet relatable topics, with a perfect, deft touch. Mom redefined what a comedy can be, and we are proud to have been the network home to this wonderful series. We are deeply grateful to Chuck Lorre and his tremendously creative production team, helmed by Gemma Baker and Nick Bakay, and the amazingly talented cast, led by the phenomenal Allison Janney.”
Anna Faris exited the series at the end of season seven with her character fulling her dream by finally studying to be a lawyer. Perhaps Faris can be tempted back for a final cameo before the series comes to an end in May.