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'Breaking Bad' actor, a Corddry, and others cast in CBS pilot 'Mom'

Chuck Lorre's Mom has found an ex-husband, a son, a boyfriend for her daughter, and a handsome married boss.

Matt JonesThe CBS multi-camera comedy pilot tells the story of Christy, a newly sober single mother trying to pull her life together in Napa Valley. In a rare departure from feature films, in-demand comedy starlet Anna Faris (Scary Movie) will play the titular parental unit.

Known for recurring on AMC's Breaking Bad as meth dealer Badger, Matt Jones will play Christy's former spouse Baxter. He is also the father of their son, named Roscoe. Young actor Blake Garrett Rosenthal has been tapped to play the undoubtedly precocious eight-year-old.

Blake Garrett RosenthalJones and Rosenthal had both been attached to NBC's The Office spinoff The Farm, but the network opted to pass on it, freeing up the cast to pursue other projects. Jones appeared in a recent episode as Dwight's cousin Zeke, while Rosenthal was cast as Dwight's nephew Cameron. Thomas Middleditch, who plays Dwight's younger brother Jeb in the Farm pilot, landed a lead role in the HBO comedy pilot Silicon Valley late last week.

Spencer Daniels has also joined the cast of Mom in the role of Luke. He is the boyfriend of Christy's daughter Violet. In addition to playing Tyler Lomand during the second season of Starz's Crash, Daniels was cast as the older brother of James T. Kirk for his childhood scenes in 2009's Star Trek, but he was ultimately cut from the film.

Nate CorddryEarlier this week, Nate Corddry was cast as Gabriel, the good-looking yet married manager of the restaurant where Christy works. Younger brother of comedian/actor Rob, Corddry was heavily courted this pilot season before settling on Mom. He has a regular voice role on the Disney XD animated series Tron: Uprising and previously starred on NBC's Harry Law.

Allison Janney of The West Wing joined the cast last month as Bonnie, Christy's problematic mother.

Executive producer of CBS powerhouses Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, Chuck Lorre co-wrote the Mom script on spec with Men executive producer Eddie Gorodetsky and story editor Gemma Baker.

This project has assembled an impressive cast and seems like a lock to be picked up with the CBS comedy godfather behind it. Does Mom sound like a good addition to the Eye network's lineup?

- Allison Janney
- Anna Faris
- Gemma Baker
- Eddie Gorodetsky
- Chuck Lorre
- Spencer Daniels
- Nathan Corddry
- Matt L. Jones
- Mom

Written by: Chrononaut
Feb 12th, 2013, 1:24 pm

Images courtesy of CBS

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