Axed: Mom confirms final season

US sitcom will wrap up after the current eighth season.

US sitcom Mom will wrap up after the current eighth season.

News of the show’s conclusion comes after series co-lead Anna Farris departed late last year.

“For the past eight years, we’ve had the great honor to bring these wonderful characters to life, sharing their struggles and triumphs with millions of viewers every week,” said executive producers Chuck Lorre, Gemma Baker and Nick Bakay.

“From the beginning, we set out to tell stories about recovery from alcoholism and addiction that are rarely portrayed in a network comedy series. Whether it was the emotional reactions of the live audience on tape night inside Stage 20, or discussions at The White House regarding the opioid crisis, or the personal stories we continue to receive on social media, we take great pride in knowing ‘Mom’ has positively impacted so many lives. We are forever grateful to our brilliant cast and guest stars, wonderful writers, and amazing crew for going on this journey with us.”

The show originally starred Allison Janney and Farris along with an ensemble cast that includes Jaime Pressly, Mimi Kennedy, Beth Hall, Kristen Johnston and William Fichtner.

“Since its premiere, Mom has touched people’s lives by sensitively tackling weighty yet relatable topics, with a perfect, deft touch,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment.

Mom redefined what a comedy can be, and we are proud to have been the network home to this wonderful series. We are deeply grateful to Chuck Lorre and his tremendously creative production team, helmed by Gemma Baker and Nick Bakay, and the amazingly talented cast, led by the phenomenal Allison Janney.”

The series screens in Australia on 10 Peach.

Source: Variety

4 Responses

  1. What a shame. This is one of my favourite shows. I really think the makers could have recast the daughter with a different actress and I would not have minded. The same makers of the show made Two And A Half men. I really really think they should have recast the character of Charlie insread they took the show in a different direction. I would not have minded Ashton Kutcher playing the part of Charlie and not another character. Mom still had a lot of humour to give.

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