Mom has been a hit with critics since it debuted on CBS in 2013, and after playing a bit part, Jaime Pressly has been promoted to a regular on the series.
On the show, Pressly plays Jill, a rich and self-obsessed woman who is recently divorced. She has been in and out of rehab multiple times, and is now relying on her new friend and sponsor, Christy, in order to get sober.
CBS’ Mom stars Anna Faris as Christy, while Emmy winner Allison Janney portrays her mom, Bonnie. The show is created by Chuck Lorre, also responsible for hit comedies such as Two And A Half Men and Mike And Molly.
Mom chronicles their struggle as recovering alcoholics, while also focusing on their family. Anna Faris’ Christy is the main character, and she is shown struggling as a mother trying to raise her son Roscoe, and teenage daughter Violet, who has had her own troubles throughout the show.
The news of Jaime Pressly’s promotion to a series regular comes just days after the series was renewed for a third season, and the ratings continue to rise for the show. In addition to Mom, CBS renewed Mike and Molly and 2 Broke Girls for another season, and continues to dominate the field in terms of network comedies.
Although the show has not received any nominations for Best Comedy, Allison Janney was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Emmy following the show’s first season, and she won the Emmy. This marked the 5th time that she had won an Emmy, following four wins for role as CJ Cregg on The West Wing.
In addition to Jaime Pressly, Mom has featured a number of guest stars including Octavia Spencer, Kevin Pollack, Justin Long, and Beverly D’Angelo.
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