Sitcom is now a solo vehicle for Allison Janney
CBS’ “Mom” is losing one of its moms. Anna Farris will exit the sitcom after seven seasons, leaving Allison Janney as the sole star.
Her character, Christy, will be written out in the season premiere later this year. The series is slated to being production on the new season later this month. It is unclear if CBS will bring in a new co-star with Janney.
“The past seven years on ‘Mom’ have been some of the most fulfilling and rewarding of my career,” Farris said. “I’m so thankful to Chuck, the writers, and my amazing castmates for creating a truly wonderful work experience. While my journey as Christy has come to an end, allowing me to pursue new opportunities, I’ll be watching next season and rooting for my TV family.”
“Mom” featured Farris and Janney as mother-daughter duo Christy and Bonnie Plunkett who rekindled their relationship after years of alcohol addiction. “Mom” also stars Mimi Kennedy, Jaime Pressly, Beth Hall, William Fichtner and Kristen Johnston.
“From the inception of ‘Mom,’ Anna was the first and only choice for the role of Christy,” WBTV, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions said in a statement. “We are so proud of the stories we have been able to tell during Anna’s seven years with us. We wish Anna all the best, and we thank her for her beautiful portrayal.”
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