Fall TV Preview: 'Mom' A Solid Bet


Mom premieres Monday, September 23rd at 9:30pm on CBS

What CBS is saying about their new show.

From hit-maker Chuck Lorre comes his next big comedy‐an irreverent and outrageous take on true family love‐and dysfunction. Newly sober single mom Christy struggles to raise two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls. Testing her sobriety is her formerly estranged mother, now back in Christy’s life and eager to share passive-aggressive insights into her daughter’s many mistakes.

Why the show will succeed :

  • Chuck Lorre and CBS make hits. See Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and Mike & Molly.
  • West Wing nerds will unite behind anything with Allison Janney.
  • Anna Faris and French Stewart fill out a very solid cast.

Why the show will fail:

  • I wouldn’t bet on it, but there could be Lorre fatigue from viewers.


It is tough finding many reasons for Mom to fail. CBS and Lorre know their audience, and this show fits right into the overall mood of their Monday sitcoms. It’s got the best chance of being the show that airs in syndication on USA in ten years. Load up on Mom going the distance this Fall.

Tags: Allison Janney Anna Faris CBS Chuck Lorre Fall TV Preview French Stewart Mom

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