“A Bouncy Castle and an Aneurysm” (02/09/17) – When Bonnie connects with a handsome, sober stranger, Christy worries that she’s jeopardizing her relationship with Adam, on “Mom,” Thursday, Feb. 9 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
David James Elliott guest stars as Joe, the handsome stranger.
The teleplay for “A Bouncy Castle and an Aneurysm” was written by Eddie Gorodetsky and Marco Pennette. It was directed by James Widdoes.
Anna Faris and Emmy Award winner Allison Janney star in this pulls-no-punches comedy from Executive Producer Chuck Lorre (“The Big Bang Theory,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Mike & Molly”). Christy is a single mom who, after years of questionable choices, is now sober and trying to get her life on track.
She’s tested daily by her newly sober mother, Bonnie, who is trying to make up for all the ways she’s let Christy down. Christy is further challenged by her relationships with her own kids. Her daughter Violet is engaged to a man twice her age and her ten-year-old son, Roscoe, would rather live with his father Baxter, a former slacker who has only recently gotten himself together.
To help her stay sober, Christy relies on her support system from AA, comprised of her sponsor Marjorie, her wealthy sponsee, Jill, and her emotional friend, Wendy. Christy tries to remain positive as she attempts to overcome her past and build a better future, but with her dysfunctional family and life’s many setbacks, it’s always an uphill battle.
“Mom” stars Anna Faris (Christy), Allison Janney (Bonnie), Jaime Pressly (Jill), Matt Jones (Baxter), Sadie Calvano (Violet), Blake Garrett Rosenthal (Roscoe), Mimi Kennedy (Marjorie), Beth Hall (Wendy) and French Stewart (Chef Rudy).
“Mom” is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series is executive produced by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky & Nick Bakay.