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New Anna Faris Role: Actress Joining Chuck Lorre’s CBS Pilot ‘Mom’

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A new Anna Faris role is bringing the actress to the small screen to try her hand at the latest sitcom from the creator of Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory.

Faris is taking a role in the CBS pilot Mom, a project from executive director Chuck Lorre. The new role for Anna Faris has her playing a newly sober single mother who is trying to get her life together, TheWrap reported. The show is set in California’s Napa Valley.

Like Chuck Lorre’s other successful ventures, Mom will be a half-hour, multi-camera show. In an age when an increasing number of shows are ditching the laugh track and opting for a single-camera style (think Community and 30 Rock), Lorre has shown that the traditional format for sitcoms can still be successful.

While she is taking a new role on television, Anna Faris is also busy at home. In August she gave birth to a son, Jack, her first with husband Chris Pratt. The baby was born prematurely, but is doing well now, Us Weekly reported.

“Oh, God, he is just . . . he’s amazing. I love him so much,” Pratt told David Letterman. “He’s just a ball of joy. He’s terrific.”

Pratt added, “He was born nine weeks premature, so we spent a month in the intensive care unit with him. But he’s totally healthy now. He is just so perfect and I love him so much.”

The new Anna Faris role in Mom has a promising future. The comedy already received a pilot production order from a spec script, and aside from Lorre has the help of another Two and a Half Men veteran — writer Gemma Baker.

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