Anna Faris to exit Mom
Star Anna Faris to depart after 7 seasons.
Mom star Anna Faris will exit the Chuck Lorre sitcom ahead of the show’s upcoming eighth season.
“The past seven years on Mom have been some of the most fulfilling and rewarding of my career,” Faris said in a statement. “I’m so thankful to Chuck, the writers, and my amazing castmates for creating a truly wonderful work experience. While my journey as Christy has come to an end, allowing me to pursue new opportunities, I’ll be watching next season and rooting for my TV family.”
Variety suggests Faris wanted to pursue other opportunities,
News of her exit comes just days ahead of the show returning to production on September. 14.
“From the inception of Mom, Anna was the first and only choice for the role of Christy,” Warner Bros. Television, CBS, and Chuck Lorre Productions said in a joint statement. “We are so proud of the stories we have been able to tell during Anna’s seven years with us. We wish Anna all the best, and we thank her for her beautiful portrayal.”
It is unclear exactly how Faris’ character will be written out of the show, but she will not be replaced.
The series also stars Allison Janney, Mimi Kennedy, Jaime Pressly, Beth Hall, William Fichtner and Kristen Johnston.
Mom airs in Australia on 10 Peach.