Mom (TV series)

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Mom
Mom intertitle.png
Genre
Created by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupMultiple
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original runSeptember 23, 2013 (2013-09-23) – present
External links
Website
 
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Mom
Mom intertitle.png
Genre
Created by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupMultiple
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original runSeptember 23, 2013 (2013-09-23) – present
External links
Website

Mom is an American situation comedy 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]

The series follows Christy (Anna Faris), a single mother who—after dealing with her battle with alcoholism and drug addiction—decides to restart her life in California's Sonoma County Wine Country working as a waitress and attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. However, her history also happens to run in the family: her mother, Bonnie (Allison Janney), is also a recovering drug and alcohol addict, and her 16-year-old daughter, Violet (Sadie Calvano) has begun to follow in Christy's footsteps by sleeping with her boyfriend, Luke, resulting in an unplanned pregnancy that parallels Christy's, who gave birth to Violet when she was Violet's age.

Christy also has a younger son, Roscoe, whose father, Baxter (her ex-husband, as Violet has a different father), is a deadbeat, and drug dealer. Christy also dates Gabriel, her boss at the restaurant (who is also married but wants out despite having a father-in-law who owns the restaurant), and Rudy (a critical chef who takes his job too seriously).

Cast[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Recurring Cast[edit]

Development and production[edit]

Mom was one of the many projects that quickly 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.[1] It was green-lit by CBS for a series order pick up on May 9, 2013.[2] 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) timeslot following 2 Broke Girls.[3] However, after the cancellation 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.[4]

Casting[edit]

The series gives Faris, who had guest starred in various television programs in-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.[5] On January 28, 2013, Janney was next to come aboard the project, playing Christy's mother.[6] 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.[7]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Pamela FrymanChuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky & Gemma BakerSeptember 23, 2013 (2013-09-23)2760617.99[8]
After making a series of bad choices, Christy attempts to get her life together but finds it a challenge when her estranged mother, Bonnie, comes back into her life. 
2"A Pee Stick and an Asian Raccoon"Gary HalvorsonStory by: Nick Bakay & Gemma Baker
Teleplay by: Chuck Lorre & Eddie Gorodetsky
September 30, 2013 (2013-09-30)4X54027.00[9]
Christy and Bonnie put their differences aside and work together to deal with a family crisis. 
3"A Small Nervous Meltdown and a Misplaced Fork"Gary HalvorsonStory by: Chuck Lorre & Eddie Gorodetsky
Teleplay by: Nick Bakay & Gemma Baker
October 7, 2013 (2013-10-07)4X54036.86[10]
Christy goes on her first date since she quit drinking, while Bonnie teaches Roscoe how to gamble. 
4"Loathing and Tube Socks"Jeff GreensteinStory by: Eddie Gorodetsky & Gemma Baker
Teleplay by: Chuck Lorre & Nick Bakay
October 14, 2013 (2013-10-14)4X54047.44[11]
Everyone tests Christy's patience while Bonnie encounters an old rival. 
5"Six Thousand Bootleg T-Shirts and a Prada Handbag"James WiddoesStory by: Chuck Lorre & Nick Bakay
Teleplay by: Eddie Gorodetsky & Gemma Baker
October 21, 2013 (2013-10-21)4X54057.28[12]
Christy befriends a woman named Regina (Octavia Spencer) who has a lot of problems while Bonnie tries to put someone else's needs before her own. 
6"Abstinence and Pudding"Jeff GreensteinStory by: Nick Bakay & Gemma Baker
Teleplay by: Chuck Lorre & Eddie Gorodetsky
October 28, 2013 (2013-10-28)4X54066.64[13]
Christy tries to take things slow in her relationship with Adam, while Bonnie and Marjorie disagree on the meaning of "taking it slow." 
7"Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast"James WiddoesStory by: Eddie Gorodetsky & Gemma Baker
Teleplay by: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay & Alissa Neubauer
November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04)4X54077.38[14]
Christy faces off against Luke's conservative parents who do not approve of Violet's pregnancy, while Bonnie deals with menopause. 
8"Big Sur and Strawberry Lube"Jeff GreensteinStory by: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky & Alissa Neubauer
Teleplay by: Nick Bakay, Gemma Baker & Christine Zander
November 11, 2013 (2013-11-11)4X54086.96[15]
Christy is nervous about a forthcoming romantic weekend getaway with Adam, while Claudia suspects Gabriel of cheating on her. 
9"Zombies and Cobb Salad"Betsy ThomasStory by: Nick Bakay, Christine Zander & Alissa Neubauer
Teleplay by: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky & Gemma Baker
November 18, 2013 (2013-11-18)4X54096.82[16]
Christy and her fellow AA members try to help when Bonnie loses her job and apartment and hits rock bottom. 
10"Belgian Waffles and Bathroom Privileges"Jeff GreensteinStory by: Chuck Lorre, Christine Zander & Alissa Neubauer
Teleplay by: Eddie Gorodetsky, Nick Bakay & Gemma Baker
November 25, 2013 (2013-11-25)4X54107.36[17]
11"Cotton Candy and Blended Fish"Jeff GreensteinStory by: Chuck Lorre, Gemma Baker & Alissa Neubauer
Teleplay by: Eddie Gorodetsky & Nick Bakay
December 2, 2013 (2013-12-02)4X54127.68[18]
12"Corned Beef and Handcuffs"[19]Jon CryerStory by: Eddie Gorodetsky, Gemma Baker & Christine Zander
Teleplay by: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay & Alissa Neubauer
December 16, 2013 (2013-12-16)

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Awards
AwardCategoryRecipients and nomineesResult
People's Choice AwardFavorite New TV ComedyPending
Favorite Actress in a New TV SeriesAnna FarisPending
Favorite Actress in a New TV SeriesAllison JanneyPending

International broadcasts[edit]

In Canada, City simulcast the CBS broadcast, which debuted on the same day as the American broadcast.[20] In Australia, the series will air on the Nine Network, and is expected to debut there in 2014.[21] In Brazil, the series premiered on October 8th, 2013 and airs on Warner Channel.[22] In India the show airs on Star World Premiere HD. In the United Kingdom, the show will air on ITV2.[23] In Turkey, the series will premiere in late 2013 and air on CNBC-e. In Poland, the series premiered on December 1st 2013 on Comedy Central Polska.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBS Orders Single Mom Comedy Pilot From Chuck Lorre & 'Two And A Half Men' Writers" from Deadline (December 12, 2012)
  2. ^ "Chuck Lorre's CBS Pilot 'Mom' To Get Series Order Tomorrow" from Deadline (May 8, 2013)
  3. ^ CBS Announces 2013-2014 Primetime Schedule from The Futon Critic (May 15, 2013)
  4. ^ http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/10/18/cbs-gives-full-season-orders-to-the-crazy-ones-the-millers-mom/209992/
  5. ^ "FINALLY! ANNA FARIS COMING TO TV IN NEW CHUCK LORRE CBS COMEDY, 'MOM'" (from Hollywood.com (January 4, 2013)
  6. ^ "Chuck Lorre's new sitcom casts 'West Wing' star" from Entertainment Weekly (January 28, 2013)
  7. ^ Duo Cast In Chuck Lorre’s CBS Pilot 'Mom' from Deadline (February 11, 2013)
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 1, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'The Voice' Adjusted Up; 'The Blacklist' & 'iHeartRadio Music Festival' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 8, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'The Voice', 'Mom', 'How I Met Your Mother', 'Bones', '2 Broke Girls' Adjusted Up; 'The Blacklist', 'Dancing With the Stars', 'Beauty and the Beast'& 'Castle' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 15, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Sleepy Hollow'. 'How I Met Your Mother', '2 Broke Girls' & 'Mom' Adjusted Up; 'The Blacklist' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  12. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 22, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'The Voice', 'How I Met Your Mother', 'Bones', & 'Dancing With the Stars' Adjusted Up; 'Hart of Dixie', '2 Broke Girls', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Mom' & 'Hostages' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  13. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 29, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'The Voice', 'How I Met Your Mother', 'Dancing With the Stars' & '2 Broke Girls' Adjusted Up; 'Hostages' Adjusted Down & Final World Series Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  14. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 5, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'Castle' Adjusted Down; No Adjustment for 'Sleepy Hollow' or 'Mike & Molly'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 12, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Sleepy Hollow,' 'Castle' & 'Mike & Molly' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  16. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 19, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'The Voice' Adjusted Up; 'Dancing With the Stars' & 'Castle' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  17. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 26, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'The Voice' & 'Mom' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  18. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 4, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'How I Met Your Mother' Adjusted Up; 'The Blacklist' & 'The Voice' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Shows A-Z - mom on cbs". The Futon Critic. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  20. ^ "The Definitive Fall 2013 Primetime TV Schedule (Canadian Edition)" from TV Addict (June 6, 2013)
  21. ^ Aussie faces feature in US shows from The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) (June 5, 2013)
  22. ^ Fall Season 2013 - Calendário de estreias from Minha Série - in Portuguese (from September 5, 2013)
  23. ^ http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2013/08/itv2-acquires-uk-rights-to-cbs-comedy-series-mom/

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