The time has come to say goodbye to the girls of Mom . CBS has announced that by surprise that the sitcom of the veteran Chuck Lorre headed by Allison Janney will end after eight seasons. This means that the final episode of this season that will be broadcast on May 6 will serve as the definitive end of the comedy.
The cast of ‘Mom’
The decision to end ‘Mom’, which is currently CBS’s longest-running comedy, comes hours after The chain will announce the renovations of ‘The Neighborhood’ and ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’, also from Lorre. Also, the news comes a year after Anna Faris, by surprise, decided to leave the series, which continued without her.
« For the past eight years, we have had the great honor of bringing these wonderful characters to life, sharing their struggles and triumphs with millions of viewers each week, » executive producers Lorre, Gemma Baker and Nick Bakay say in their statement. « From the beginning, we set out to tell stories about rehabbing from alcoholism and addiction that are rarely portrayed in a free-to-air comedy series.
« Whether it’s the emotional reactions of the live audience during the studio 20 recordings, or the debates in the White House about the opioid crisis, or the personal stories we keep getting on social media, we are proud to know that ‘Mom’ has had a positive impact on so many lives« , conclude the producers.
Since its premiere in 2013, ‘Mom’ has gradually turned into a completely different series. The sitcom started focusing on the life of Christy (Faris) as a single mother who has just quit alcohol and drugs trying to raise her teenage daughter (Sadie calvano) and his youngest son (Spencer daniels) with the help of his mother Bonnie (Janney), with whom he did not have a very good relationship.
Over time, the fiction shifted its focus from Christy’s children, who stopped appearing, to focus on the Alcoholics Anonymous group attended by Christy and her mother composed by Marjorie (Mimi kennedy), Jill (Jaime Pressly), Wendy (Beth hall) and Tammy (Kristen Johnston), and later in Bonnie’s relationship with Adam (William Fichtner), with whom she ended up marrying.