The 8th season of the beloved sitcom Mom is currently on the way, but with one major change. Anna Faris will leave her co-star Allison Janney after deciding to depart the show to pursue new opportunities.
Since its premiere in 2013, Mom followed the journey of a single mom, Christy Plunkett, as she tries to turn her life around after years of struggling with addiction and rebuild her relationship with her estranged mother Bonnie.
Faris announced her departure in a touching statement and thanked the creative masterminds behind this show for creating “a truly wonderful work experience”. She described the past seven years as some of the most fulfilling and rewarding of her career and said she’ll keep rooting for her TV family.
WBTV, CBS, and Chuck Lorre Production also released an official statement wishing Faris all the best. They thanked her for “her beautiful portrayal” and added they’re proud of the stories they have been able to tell during the past seven seasons of Mom.