Last fall, fans of the hit sitcom “Mom” were shocked when star Anna Faris announced that she was leaving the series after seven seasons. Now, these fans have gotten more bad news, as it has just been announced that “Mom” will be ending after this season.
Star Allison Janney took to Instagram to break her silence about the show coming to an end, saying that it was “one of the great honors” of her career to play Bonnie.
“Getting to be part of MOM these past 8 years…showing the laughter, love and hope that can come with recovery, has been one of the great honors of my life,” Janney wrote.
She went on to thank executive producers Chuck Lorre, Gemma Baker and Nick Bakay, along with the writing staff “for giving us these wonderfully flawed and lovable characters to bring to life.” Janney then thanked her co-stars Mimi Kennedy, Jaime Pressly, Kristen Johnston, Beth Hall and William Fichtner, whom she called “amazingly talented actors I got to act with everyday!!!”
Janney showed that there is no bad blood between her and Faris by thanking her by name, as well as the crew for making “it a joy to come to work.”
“And last but not least all of our extraordinary fans!!! Thank you for all of your support over the years,” Janney concluded.
This came hours after CBS announced that the current eighth season of “Mom” would be the show’s last.
“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 Lorre, Baker and Bakay in a joint statement, according to Entertainment Tonight. “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,” they added. “We are forever grateful to our brilliant cast and guest stars, wonderful writers, and amazing crew for going on this journey with us.”