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MOM [LENGTH CHANGE]
Air Date: Monday, September 23, 2013
Time Slot: 9:30 PM-10:01 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#276061) "Pilot"
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ANNA FARIS AND ALLISON JANNEY STAR IN THE NEW COMEDY "MOM," PREMIERING MONDAY, SEPT. 23

Editor's note: The end time for this episode has been changed to 10:01 PM, ET/PT.

"Pilot" - Christy, a newly sober single mother, is trying to get her life together. She is challenged when her estranged mother, Bonnie, comes back into the picture, on the series premiere of MOM, Monday, Sept. 23 (9:30-10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

MOM is a comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris as Christy, a waitress at a posh Napa Valley establishment who is four months clean and doing her best to be a good mom and overcome a history of questionable choices. Her sobriety is tested when her recovering alcoholic mom, Bonnie, played by Emmy Award winner Allison Janney, reappears chock-full of passive-aggressive insights into Christy's many mistakes. Bonnie joins Christy's already complicated circle of relationships: her handsome, married boss - and lover - Gabriel; the restaurant's hot-tempered chef, Rudy; her pretty, 16-going-on-25-year-old daughter, Violet; her sweet but overly honest son, Roscoe; her irresponsible ex and Roscoe's father, Baxter; and Violet's clueless boyfriend, Luke. Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues her new path in life, but she faces an uphill battle, surrounded by a dubious support system - and a copious amount of dysfunction.

STARRING:

Anna Faris (Christy)
Allison Janney (Bonnie)
Nate Corddry (Gabriel)
Matt Jones (Baxter)
Sadie Calvano (Violet)
Blake Garrett Rosenthal (Roscoe)
Spencer Daniels (Luke)
French Stewart (Chef Rudy)

GUEST CAST:

David de Lautour (Greg)
Courtney Henggeler (Claudia)
Reggie De Leon (Paul)
Duane Shepard, Sr. (Al)

STORY BY: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker

TELEPLAY BY: Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker

DIRECTED BY: Pamela Fryman

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MOM (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/23/13 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, March 2014) CBS, America's most-watched network, today announced pick-ups for 18 series for next season. Combined with its previously announced pick-ups, CBS has now renewed 20 returning series for the 2014-2015 season, encompassing 17 hours of primetime programming. The 18 series renewed today comprise 15.5 hours of CBS's weekly primetime schedule and include nine dramas, five comedies, two reality series and two news programs. The renewed comedies are 2 BROKE GIRLS, THE MILLERS, which is the #1 freshman comedy of the 2013-2014 season, MIKE & MOLLY, MOM and the long-running hit TWO AND A HALF MEN.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Allison Janney as Bonnie
· Anna Faris as Christy
· Blake Garrett Rosenthal as Roscoe
· French Stewart as Chef Rudy
· Matt Jones as Baxter
· Nate Corddry as Gabriel
· Sadie Calvano as Violet
· Spencer Daniels as Luke
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chuck Lorre as CRTR/EP
· Eddie Gorodetsky as CRTR/EP
· Gemma Baker as CRTR
· Pamela Fryman as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Chuck Lorre Productions
· Warner Bros. Television