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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 LorreEddie Gorodetsky, and Gemma Baker.

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Synopsis[edit]Edit

Mom follows Christy Plunkett (Anna Faris), a single mother who—after dealing with her battle with alcoholism and drug addiction—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, and her 17-year-old daughter Violet (Sadie Calvano), who was born when Christy was 16, has become pregnant by her boyfriend Luke. Christy also has a younger son Roscoe by her ex-husband Baxter, a deadbeat drug-dealer.

Cast and characters[edit]Edit

Main cast[edit]Edit

Recurring cast[edit]Edit

Development and production[edit]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.[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 Men2 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]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]Edit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production

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1 "Pilot" Pamela Fryman Chuck LorreEddie Gorodetsky & Gemma Baker September 23, 2013 276061 7.99[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. Jon Cryer made a cameo. 
2 "A Pee Stick and an Asian Raccoon" Gary Halvorson Story by:

Nick Bakay & Gemma Baker Teleplay by: Chuck Lorre & Eddie Gorodetsky

September 30, 2013 4X5402 7.00[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 Halvorson Story by: Chuck Lorre & Eddie Gorodetsky

Teleplay by: Nick Bakay & Gemma Baker

October 7, 2013 4X5403 6.86[10]
Christy goes on her first date since she quit drinking, while Bonnie teaches Roscoe how to gamble. 
4 "Loathing and Tube Socks" Jeff Greenstein Story by: Eddie Gorodetsky & Gemma Baker

Teleplay by: Chuck Lorre & Nick Bakay

October 14, 2013 4X5404 7.44[11]
Everyone tests Christy's patience while Bonnie encounters an old rival. 
5 "Six Thousand Bootleg T-Shirts and a Prada Handbag" James Widdoes Story by: Chuck Lorre & Nick Bakay

Teleplay by: Eddie Gorodetsky & Gemma Baker

October 21, 2013 4X5405 7.28[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 Greenstein Story by: Nick Bakay & Gemma Baker

Teleplay by: Chuck Lorre & Eddie Gorodetsky

October 28, 2013 4X5406 6.64[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 Widdoes Story by: Eddie Gorodetsky & Gemma Baker

Teleplay by: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay & Alissa Neubauer

November 4, 2013 4X5407 7.38[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 Greenstein Story by: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky & Alissa Neubauer

Teleplay by: Nick Bakay, Gemma Baker & Christine Zander

November 11, 2013 4X5408 6.96[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 Thomas Story by: Nick Bakay, Christine Zander & Alissa Neubauer

Teleplay by: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky & Gemma Baker

November 18, 2013 4X5409 6.82[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 Greenstein Story by: Chuck Lorre, Christine Zander & Alissa Neubauer

Teleplay by: Eddie Gorodetsky, Nick Bakay & Gemma Baker

November 25, 2013 4X5410 7.36[17]
Christy has trouble accepting how much easier life is with Bonnie in the house. Meanwhile, Baxter sets up camp in the driveway. 
11 "Cotton Candy and Blended Fish" Jeff Greenstein Story by: Chuck Lorre, Gemma Baker & Alissa Neubauer

Teleplay by: Eddie Gorodetsky & Nick Bakay

December 2, 2013 4X5412 7.68[18]
Christy and Bonnie go above and beyond to help Marjorie who has cancer. Meanwhile, Violet is frustrated by the realities of pregnancy. 
12 "Corned Beef and Handcuffs" Jon Cryer Story by: Eddie Gorodetsky, Gemma Baker & Christine Zander

Teleplay by: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay & Alissa Neubauer

December 16, 2013 4X5411 7.44[19]
Christy gets stuck in the middle when Bonnie and Chef Rudy start dating. 
13 "Hot Soup and Shingles" Anthony Rich Story by: Chuck Lorre & Hayley Mortison

Teleplay by: Eddie Gorodetsky & Nick Bakay

January 13, 2014 4X5413 8.50[20]
Christy had an accident and injured her ankle, yet she denies any help from Bonnie. Meanwhile, Luke bonds with Baxter about being a father. 
14 "Leather Cribs and Medieval Rack" Ted Wass Story by: Eddie Gorodetsky, Alissa Neubauer & Sheldon Bull

Teleplay by: Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay & Gemma Baker

January 20, 2014 4X5414 8.27[21]
After Christy discovers Bonnie has been hiding $4000, Bonnie admits that she knows Christy's father. 
15 "Fireballs and Bullet Holes" Ted Wass Story by: Chuck Lorre and Nick Bakay

Teleplay by: Eddie Gorodetsky, Alissa Neubauer & Marco Pennette

January 27, 2014 4X5415 9.58[22]
Christy attempts to bond with her newly-discovered father, Alvin (Kevin Pollak), with a little help from a highly-irritated Bonnie. 
16 "Nietzsche and a Beer Run" Ted Wass Story by: Chuck Lorre

Teleplay by: Eddie Gorodetsky, Nick Bakay & Gemma Baker

February 3, 2014 4X5416 9.11[23]
An attractive fireman (Nick Zano) sweeps Christy off her feet, but his illicit behavior threatens her sobriety. 
17 "Jail, Jail and Japanese Porn" James Widdoes Story by: Chuck Lorre & Eddie Gorodetsky

Teleplay by: Nick Bakay, Alissa Neubauer & Marco Pennette

February 24, 2014 4X5417 7.25[24]
18 "Sonograms and Tube Tops" Jeff Greenstein Story by: Nick Bakay, Gemma Baker & Sheldon Bull

Teleplay by: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky & Marco Pennette

March 3, 2014 4X5418 8.42[25]
19 "Toilet Wine and the Earl of Sandwich"[26] Jeff Greenstein Story by: Chuck Lorre

Teleplay by: Gemma Baker & Alissa Neubauer

March 17, 2014 TBA
20 "Clumsy Monkeys and a Tilted Uterus"[27] March 31, 2014 TBA

Awards and nominations[edit]Edit

Mom has been nominated for three People's Choice Awards: Favorite New TV Comedy and Favorite Actress in a New TV Series for both Anna Faris and Allison Janney, respectively.[28]

International broadcasts[edit]Edit

In CanadaCity simulcast the CBS broadcast, which debuted on the same day as the American broadcast.[29] In Australia, the series airs on the Nine Network, and debut in 2014, under the title Mum (the spelling of 'Mom' in English).[30]In Brazil, the series premiered on October 8, 2013, and airs on Warner Channel.[31] In India the show airs on Star World Premiere HD. In Turkey, the series premiered in late 2013 and airs on CNBC-e. In Poland, the series premiered on December 1, 2013, on Comedy Central Poland. In New Zealand, the series premiered on TV2 in 2014. In the United Kingdom, the series premiered on ITV2 on January 20, 2014.[32] In Spain, the series airs on TNT and NEOX.

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