TBS Acquires the First Season of CBS’s ‘Mom’

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TBS Acquires the First Season of CBS’s ‘Mom’

“Mom,” the award-winning CBS comedy starring Anna Faris and Emmy(R) winner Allison Janney, is coming to TBS for a special four-week run designed to build excitement for the show’s second season. TBS will air season one of “Mom” weeknights at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), from Aug. 25 through Sept. 19, immediately following episodes of “The Big Bang Theory.” CBS is set to launch the show’s second season on Monday, Sept. 29, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

“Mom” is the latest comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre, whose wildly popular series “The Big Bang Theory” is gearing up for its eighth season on CBS. In addition to being the highest-rated entertainment series on broadcast television, “The Big Bang Theory” has topped the basic cable comedy charts since joining TBS’s slate of contemporary comedies in 2011. TBS will air the two shows together in the 7 p.m. (ET/PT) hour during the network’s special run of “Mom’s” first season, and the two will be paired in the Monday 8 p.m. (ET/PT) hour on CBS when Mom returns on Sept. 29.

“I’m very excited that TBS has agreed to run the first season of ‘Mom’ every weekday evening following ‘The Big Bang Theory,'” said Lorre. “It’s my hope that this incredible platform will allow people who might not have seen the show on CBS a chance to get acquainted with it. And perhaps that acquaintance can turn into an ongoing relationship. Unlike other shows I’ve worked on, ‘Mom’ has a certain darkness about it. But just like with ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ‘Mike & Molly’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ the goal is always laughter.”

“Mom” stars Anna Faris as Christy, a single mom and Napa Valley waitress valiantly trying to overcome a lifetime of questionable choices. Now a year clean and sober, she’s tested daily by her newly sober mom, Bonnie, played by Allison Janney. Complicating things further is Christy’s stubborn teenage daughter, Violet (Sadie Calvano); her overly honest son, Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal); her slacker ex-husband, Baxter (Matt Jones); Violet’s clueless boyfriend, Luke (Spencer Daniels); Christy’s married boss and former fling, Gabriel (Nate Corddry); the restaurant’s lascivious chef, Rudy (French Stewart); Bonnie’s frenemy, Marjorie (Mimi Kennedy), and down-on-her-luck friend, Regina (Academy Award(R) winner Octavia Spencer); and Christy’s long-estranged father, Alvin (Kevin Pollak). Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues a better life, but with her dysfunctional family and dubious support system, it’s always an uphill battle.

“Mom” earned several accolades for its first season, including a Prism Award nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series Episode and a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite New TV Comedy. The show was also selected as an honoree for the 2014 Television Academy Honors. Janney, who is nominated for this year’s Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, was named Best Supporting Actress by the Critics Choice Television Awards. She also won the 2014 Prism Award for Outstanding Performance in a Comedy Series. Other nominations for the show include a Prism Award nomination for Anna Faris for Outstanding Performance in a Comedy Series and a Critics Choice Television Award nomination for Mimi Kennedy as Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series.

“Mom” was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker, with Lorre, Gorodetsky and Nick Bakay serving as executive producers. The series is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

About TBS

TBS is basic cable’s reigning champion among young adults in primetime. Available in 101 million households, TBS features original scripted comedies like “Cougar Town,” “Ground Floor” and “Sullivan & Son,” as well as the upcoming “Angie Tribeca” (working title), “Your Family or Mine” (working title), “Buzzy’s” and “American Dad!,” which will become a TBS original series in late 2014. TBS also features original unscripted series like “King of the Nerds,” “Deal With It,” “Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show,” “CeeLo Green’s The Good Life” and “Funniest Wins.” In late night TBS, is home to the Emmy(R)-winning series “CONAN,” starring Conan O’Brien. The TBS lineup also includes popular contemporary comedies, such as “The Big Bang Theory,” “Family Guy” and “New Girl,” along with blockbuster movies and championship sports.

TBS is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

The above press release was issued by Turner Broadcasting.

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