Mom (TV series)

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Mom
Mom intertitle.png
GenreSitcom
Created by
Starring
Opening theme"Overture" from Ruslan and Lyudmila by Mikhail Glinka
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupMultiple
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Chuck Lorre Productions
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original runSeptember 23, 2013 (2013-09-23)  – present
External links
Website
 
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Mom
Mom intertitle.png
GenreSitcom
Created by
Starring
Opening theme"Overture" from Ruslan and Lyudmila by Mikhail Glinka
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupMultiple
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Chuck Lorre Productions
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original runSeptember 23, 2013 (2013-09-23)  – present
External links
Website

Mom is an American sitcom that premiered on September 23, 2013, on CBS. The series stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney and was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, and Gemma Baker.

Synopsis[edit]

Mom follows Christy Plunkett (Anna Faris), a single mother who, after dealing with her battle with alcoholism and drug abuse, decides to restart her life in Napa, California's wine country working as a waitress and attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Her mother Bonnie Plunkett (Allison Janney) is also a recovering drug and alcohol addict. Christy's 17-year-old daughter Violet (Sadie Calvano), who was born when Christy was 16, has herself become a teen mother by her boyfriend Luke. Christy also has a younger son Roscoe by her ex-husband Baxter, a deadbeat but likeable pothead.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Development and production[edit]

Mom was one of the many projects that became a priority for CBS and Warner Bros when it was pitched in December 2012, in part due to Lorre's new four-year deal with Warner the previous September.[2] It was green-lit by CBS for a series order pickup on May 9, 2013.[3] This pickup also gives Lorre the distinction of having 4 sitcoms airing on one network starting in the 2013–14 season. The following week, the network announced that it would place the sitcom in the Monday night 9:30 pm (ET/PT) time slot following 2 Broke Girls.[4] However, after the cancelation of We Are Men, 2 Broke Girls was moved into the show's 8:30 pm slot, with repeats of The Big Bang Theory occupying the 9 pm lead-in time slot to Mom until the season debut of Mike & Molly on November 4, 2013. The show received a full first season order for 22 episodes on October 18, 2013.[5]

On March 13, 2014, CBS announced the second season renewal of Mom.[6]

Casting[edit]

The series gives Faris, who had guest-starred in various television programs between her film projects and been sought-after for other television projects (including a failed pilot called Blue Skies that was being produced for NBC), her first full-time television role, as she landed the part of the lead character, Christy, in January 2013.[7] On January 28, 2013, Janney was next to come aboard the project, playing Christy's mother.[8] Matt Jones and Spencer Daniels were added to the cast in February 2013, with Jones playing Christy's ex-husband, Baxter, and Daniels taking the role of Luke, the boyfriend of Christy’s daughter, Violet.[9]

Episodes[edit]

Ratings[edit]

SeasonTime slot (ET)EpisodesPremieredEndedMost Watched EpisodeViewers (Millions)TV seasonRankViewers
(in millions)
DateViewers
(in millions)
DateViewers
(in millions)
1
Monday 9:30 pm
22
September 23, 2013
7.99[10]
April 14, 2014
6.86[11]"Fireballs and Bullet Holes"9.582013–1442nd8.34[12]
2
Thursday 8:30 pm
[13]
TBA
October 30, 2014
TBA
TBA
TBATBATBA2014–15TBATBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
YearAwardCategoryRecipients and nomineesResult
2014People's Choice AwardFavorite New TV ComedyNominated
Favorite Actress in a New TV SeriesAnna FarisNominated
Favorite Actress in a New TV SeriesAllison JanneyNominated
Critics' Choice Television AwardBest Supporting Actress in a ComedyAllison JanneyWon
Best Guest Performer in a Comedy SeriesMimi KennedyNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesAllison JanneyWon

Broadcast[edit]

CountryNetworkPremiere date
 AustraliaNine NetworkApril 9, 2014[14] – present
 CanadaCitySeptember 23, 2013[15] – present
 IndiaSTAR World Premiere HD
 New ZealandTV22014
 United KingdomITV2January 20, 2014[16] - present
 United StatesCBSSeptember 23, 2013 - present
TBSAugust 25, 2014 - present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 25, 2014). "CBS' 'Mom' Promotes Mimi Kennedy to Series Regular (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "CBS Orders Single Mom Comedy Pilot From Chuck Lorre & 'Two And A Half Men' Writers" from Deadline (December 12, 2012)
  3. ^ "Chuck Lorre's CBS Pilot 'Mom' To Get Series Order Tomorrow" from Deadline (May 8, 2013)
  4. ^ CBS Announces 2013-2014 Primetime Schedule from The Futon Critic (May 15, 2013)
  5. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 18, 2013). "CBS Gives Full Season Orders to 'The Crazy Ones', 'The Millers' & 'Mom'". TV by the Numbers (Press release). 
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 13, 2014). "CBS Renews 'The Good Wife', 'The Millers', 'Two and a Half Men', 'Hawaii Five-0', 'Mom', 'Blue Bloods', 'Elementary' and 11 More". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ Finally! Anna Faris coming to TV in new Chuck Lorre CBS comedy, 'Mom' (from Hollywood.com) (January 4, 2013)
  8. ^ "Chuck Lorre's new sitcom casts 'West Wing' star" from Entertainment Weekly (January 28, 2013)
  9. ^ Duo Cast In Chuck Lorre’s CBS Pilot 'Mom' from Deadline (February 11, 2013)
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 24, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'The Voice' & 'How I Met Your Mother' Adjusted Up; No Adjustment for 'Hostages' or 'The Blacklist'". TV by the Numbers. 
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 15, 2014). "Monday Final TV Ratings: '2 Broke Girls' & 'The Voice' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Full 2013-2014 TV Season Series Rankings". Deadline. May 22, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  13. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 25, 2014). "CBS Shifts 'Mom' to Thursdays, 'The Millers' to Mondays & Extends 'The Big Bang Theory' Hour-Long Monday Run". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  14. ^ Aussie faces feature in US shows from The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) (June 5, 2013)
  15. ^ "The Definitive Fall 2013 Primetime TV Schedule (Canadian Edition)" from TV Addict (June 6, 2013)
  16. ^ http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2014/01/itv2-sets-uk-premiere-date-for-mom/

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