One of CBS' brightest hopes for the 2013-2014 television season is Moms, a new sitcom from Chuck Lorre that will start television veteran Allison Janney and film star Anna Faris.
In the series, Faris will star as Christy, a single mother who is struggling with her newly found sobriety. Faris had no intentions of leaving the big screen behind, but something about Moms pulled her in.
"The script was so strong and so funny, the character was so complicated and dimensional and then obviously Chuck Lorre and CBS. You couldn't be in better hands." she said. "Then Allison came on ... it sounds like one of these actor soundbites that I'm about to tell you, but ... I would wake up and be really excited to go to work. Even though we have our dream jobs, basically it doesn't always happen."
Janney will play Bonnie, Christy's mother. Bonnie is an abrasive woman who aso has her own demons to vercome. Faris believes that what the show projects with Christy and Bonnie will touch home in viewers.
"What's great about our relationship is just how truthful it is," Faris said. "This is something that I'm sure any woman can relate to -- this very frustrating relationship."
Janney is looking forward to being in a comedy, as she is best known for her work on The West Wing.
"I'd been looking for this scenario, this situation for my whole career," she said. "To get to do this schedule and have a life -- I mean, for all my years on West Wing and doing 18-hour days, I've given blood and I feel like I need a little blood put back in me."