The stream of big screen actors and actresses making their way to your television set continues. Anna Faris has taken the title role in CBS' upcoming Chuck Lorre multi-camera comedy pilot "Mom."
In the potential new series, Faris will portray a single mother who attempts to keep control of her sobriety and get her life back on track in Napa Valley. Sobriety and Napa Valley (aka wine country)? Either the setting wasn't well thought out or viewers are in for some ill-conceived Alcoholism Can Be Funny jokes.
Producer Lorre's track record at The Eye is pretty outstanding -- if the pilot is picked up for a series, it will join other Lorre projects "The Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half Men" and "Mike & Molly." The showrunner co-wrote the script with "Two and a Half Men" co-workers Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker.
Faris has a solid big screen resume already under her belt, including the "Scary Movie" film series, "The House Bunny," "Take Me Home Tonight," and most recently "What's Your Number?" She also has the distinction of being married to affable "Parks And Recreation" actor and Guy I'd Probably Like To Hang Out With, Chris Pratt. The pair recently made a highly entertaining guest appearance on the current season of Bravo's "Top Chef."
While I'm happy to see the charismatic comedic actress making her way to an almost-certain-to-be-picked-up series, it's tough to muster much excitement for another tepid, marginally funny Chuck Lorre sitcom. What do you think is the potential for this new show?