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'Mom's' Allison Janney: 'Alcoholism is the great leveler'

One might not think that alcoholism and struggling with addiction would make for a great sitcom, but CBS comedy "Mom" manages to deftly find the balance between serious and funny. Star Allison Janney tells Zap2it the writers impress her to no end with "how they've managed to deal with such a serious issue." "It's so great to have this show that has all these women, from all different areas of life, and they're all together because of alcoholism," says Janney. "Alcoholism is the great leveler. Everyone is dealing with the same issue, whether they're black, white, women, men, rich, poor. It provides a great opportunity to have so many different women who ordinarily would never be friends if it weren't for this shared disease they're trying to battle." RELATED: Allison Janney: With Bonnie's relapse, 'things keep getting worse'In recent episodes, Janney's character, Bonnie, has had a major relapse after being prescribed painkillers for a back...

Jaime Pressly Upped to Series Regular on CBSs Mom

Mom has given birth to a brand-new series regular. My Name Is Earl alum Jaime Pressly has joined the cast of the CBS sitcom as a regular, starting with its upcoming third season, the network said Friday. Pressly began guest-starring on the series in its current second season as Jill, a rich, self-obsessed divorcee who has been through rehab a few times and is working hard on her sobriety with the help of her friend and sponsor, Christy ( Anna Faris ).   Read More...

CBS Renews 2 Broke Girls and Confirms Mom and Mike & Molly Renewals, Too

Most of CBS's comedies will be back next season, you lucky dog!   Read More...

CBS' 'Mom,' 'Mike & Molly' Renewed for 2015-16 Season

Giving exec producer Chuck Lorre three series on the air next season.  Read More...

Mom 2x16 - Dirty Money and a Woman Named Mike (Preview)

Bonnie and Christy are shocked when they learn how much prison has changed their friend Regina. Airs Thursday March 05 on CBS.

Interview: 'Mom' star Anna Faris on why it's fun to be a mess, hard to fall down

Mom star Anna Faris discusses the pleasures of her tone-hopping CBS sitcom, including her character's future legal endeavors and looking forward to hitting rock bottom.   Read More...

Mom 2x15 - Turkey Meatballs and a Getaway Car Sneak Peek

Christy discovers she enjoys sex most when there's a risk of getting caught. Meanwhile, Bonnie takes her new role as secretary of the women's meeting a little too seriously. Airs Thursday Feb. 26 on CBS.

Mom's Allison Janney on Bonnie's 'Life and Death' Stakes After Alvin's Demise

For two seasons now, Allison Janney has found big, unexpected laughs in Bonnie Plunkets struggle for sobriety on CBS Mom. This week, however, her character discovers a new type of intoxication: Instead of getting drunk with alcohol, Janney teases, she gets drunk with her newfound power and status as secretary of her AA meeting. Of []

Mom 2x14 - Promo "Benito Poppins and a Warm Pumpkin"

When Christy is promoted to manager of the restaurant, she encounters new problems. Airs Thursday Feb. 12 on CBS.

Mom Season 2 Episode 12 - Kitty Litter and a Class A Felony Preview

Bonnie acts out following the death of a loved one. Christy is forced to try and do some damage control. Airs January 29 at 08:30 PM on CBS.