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Mom is an American sitcom (situation comedy) that premiered on September 23, 2013, on CBS. The series stars Anna Faris (Christy Plunkett), Allison Janney (Bonnie Plunkett), and no longer Season regulars: Sadie Calvano (Violet Plunkett) and Blake Garrett Rosenthal (Roscoe Plunkett) and was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, and Gemma Baker. Other original cast includes, no longer Series Regulars: Nate Corddry (Gabriel), Matt Jones (Baxter), French Stewart (Chef Rudy), and Spencer Daniels (Luke). Recurring cast, now bumped up to Main Cast includes Mimi Kennedy (Marjorie Armstrong-Perugian), Jaime Pressly (Jill Kendall) and Beth Hall (Wendy Harris) and newcomer: William Fichtner (Adam Janikowski). Kristen Johnston, guest in season 5 and recurring in season 6, was promoted to Main Cast as Tammy Diffendorf in season 7. Each Season has an equal amount of 22 episodes that air on CBS on Television.

The series follows Christy Plunkett (Anna Faris), a single mother who—after dealing with her battle with alcoholism and drug addiction—decides to restart her life in California's Sonoma County Wine Country: Napa working as a waitress and attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. However, her history with addiction happens to run in the family: her mother, Bonnie (Allison Janney), is also a recovering drug and alcohol addict, and Christy's 16-year-old daughter, Violet (Sadie Calvano) has begun to follow in Christy's footsteps by sleeping with her boyfriend, Luke (Spencer Daniels), resulting in an unplanned pregnancy that parallels Christy's, who gave birth to Violet when she was Violet's age. Violet makes the decision to put her baby up for adoption in an attempt to break the cycle of being a young, struggling mother.

Christy also has a younger son, Roscoe, whose father, Baxter (her ex-husband, as Violet has a different father), is a deadbeat and a drug dealer. In the beginning of the series, Christy also dates Gabriel, her boss at restaurant The Rustic Fig (who is also married but wants out despite having a father-in-law who owns the restaurant), and Rudy (a critical chef who takes his job too seriously).

Since Season 4, both Violet and Roscoe no longer live with their mother and grandmother. Since Season 2, Christy and Bonnie live together in an apartment that Bonnie managed to get by embellishing her resume to land a job as a building manager, which she now has some experience in as she is getting better at the job. Christy is currently studying law. Bonnie started a relationship with Adam Janikowski in season 4, got engaged to him in season 5 and married him at the end of season 6.

Development and Production

Mom was one of the many projects that quickly became a priority for CBS and Warner Bros when it was pitched in December 2012, in part due to Lorre's new four-year deal with Warner the previous September. It was green-lit by CBS for a series order pick up on May 9, 2013. This pickup also gave Lorre the distinction of having 4 sitcoms airing on one network starting in the 2013–14 season. The following week, the network announced that it would place the sitcom in the Monday night 9:30 pm (ET/PT) timeslot following 2 Broke Girls. However, after the cancellation of We Are Men, 2 Broke Girls was moved into the show's 8:30 pm slot, with repeats of The Big Bang Theory occupying the 9 pm lead-in time slot to Mom until the season debut of Mike & Molly on November 4, 2013. The show received a full first season order for 22 episodes on October 18, 2013.

Casting

The series gives Faris, who had guest starred in various television programs in-between her film projects and been sought-after for other television projects (including a failed pilot called Blue Skies that was being produced for NBC), her first full-time television role, as she landed the part of the lead character, Christy, in January 2013. On January 28, 2013, Janney was next to come aboard the project, playing Christy's mother. Matt Jones and Spencer Daniels were added to the cast in February 2013, with Jones playing Christy's ex-husband, Baxter, and Daniels taking the role of Luke, the boyfriend of Christy's daughter, Violet.

Mimi Kennedy took a recurring role in the first season, and became part of the main cast in the second.

Like the rest of the cast, French Stewart was credited in every episode during season 1, but was only credited when he appeared in season 2.

Cast and Characters

Main

Character Portrayer Seasons in Series
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Christy Plunkett Anna Faris Main
Bonnie Plunkett Allison Janney Main
Violet Plunkett Sadie Calvano Main Recurring N/A Guest N/A
Gabriel Nate Corddry Main N/A
Baxter Matt Jones Main Recurring Guest N/A
Chef Rudy French Stewart Main Guest N/A Guest
Luke Spencer Daniels Main Recurring N/A Guest N/A
Roscoe Plunkett Blake Garrett Rosenthal Main Recurring N/A
Marjorie Armstrong Mimi Kennedy Recurring Main
Jill Kendall Jaime Pressly N/A Recurring Main
Wendy Harris Beth Hall N/A Recurring Main
Adam Janikowski William Fichtner N/A Recurring Main
Tammy Diffendorf Kristen Johnston N/A Guest Recurring Main


Recurring/Guest

Character Portrayer Seasons in Series
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Alvin Lester Biletnikoff Kevin Pollak Recurring N/A
Paul Reggie De Leon Recurring N/A Recurring
Regina Tompkins Octavia Spencer Recurring N/A
Adam Janikowski William Fichtner N/A Recurring Main
Adam Henchy Justin Long Guest N/A
Jackie Biletnikoff Jordan Dunn (S1)
Clark Duke (S2)
Guest N/A
Douglas Biletnikoff Zachary Stockdale (S1)
Chris Smith (S2)
Guest N/A
Lorraine Beverly D'Angelo N/A Guest N/A
Dottie June Squibb N/A Guest N/A

Episode Titles

Moms' titles can be confusing and odd; they usually consist of two odd topics mentioned by the characters strung together. Sometimes titles get mixed up and come into two different versions, for example "A Small Nervous Meltdown and a Misplaced Fork" is an episode on the wiki, however in different places it is entitled as "A Small Nervous Breakdown and a Misplaced Fork". If this happens for an episode, when you click a broken link or search for the page you will be redirected to the episode title that has been chosen officially.

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Information

  • This TV Show is American, so I'd appreciate it if everyone could use American spelling, I, myself am British, so I convert my spelling. (Mum - Mom, Colour - Color)
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