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In a Determined Effort to Break Our Hearts, Alison Janney Joins Chuck Lorre Sitcom

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | January 28, 2013 | Comments ()


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Yes. That Allison Janney ("West Wing"). And yes, that Chuck Lorre ("Two and a Half Men"). On the one hand, I'm happy that Janney has landed a job that will probably be around for years, and years, and years, and years, but on the other hand, I fear that after years, and years, and years of being on a Chuck Lorre sitcom, I will no longer love Allison Janney.

The story is, she's joined "Mom." The project also stars Anna Faris (oh, honey), a single-mother forced to move back in with her Mom (Janney). That's pretty much it, although I'm positive Lorre can extract 200 episodes out of the same damn joke. Over, and over, and over.

Damnit, Janney. I hate to use your own words against you, but ...

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  • I will watch her in anything, because she is a treasure.

    So don't you dare call her stupid. I will give you some home woot canaw if you do it again.

  • John W

    Maybe she'll act as an antivirus?

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    So, does that mean that that awful-looking Friday Night Dinner remake isn't happening? I mean, the original is frequently annoying as hell and what was up with that dropped Tasha plot and ghost girlfriend Allison? Both sons are awful, but why haven't they kicked Johnny out of the family and the neighbour is officially too much. I clearly checked out during the second series. Sometimes a second writer isn't a bad thing, England.

  • idiosynchronic

    Girl's gotta eat. Don't hate the playa, hate the game.

  • e jerry powell

    *sigh*

  • apsutter

    Poor Anna Faris desperately needs a win so I'll give her a pass. I won't be watching this(big surprise) because I can't have Allison Janney ruined for me.

  • phase10

    "Damnit, Janney. I hate to use your own words against you, but …"

    How else is she supposed to afford that fourth house in the Hamptons? Woman gotta work. And to be fair Hollywood doesn't offer a woman in Janney's season of life a lot of choices.

  • Buck Forty

    Ah yes, that wondrous 'season of life'... a time when women turn into dried up old hags who should be grateful for what they can get, and men get blown by women slightly older than their daughters...

  • To quote Parker and Stone: you can always get a job in this town if you're willing to do DVDA. And a Chuck Lorre sitcom is probably worse than that for your dignity.

  • phase10

    In my best James T. Kirk voice...

    WILLSOONNNNN!

    I guess the saying is true: "Ignorance is bliss".

  • PerpetualIntern

    As if the Kaiser Permanente radio spots weren't enough. Oh, CJ.

  • LaineyBobainey

    CJ gots to eat, too, yo.

    Also, SHUT UP, TK. Anna Faris can be funny. She has been funny in the past. She was funny in "Just Friends" and also in that one other movie. For a few minutes. She can do it again. For some minutes.

    Also, just SHUT UP.

  • e jerry powell

    Let's work on an actual minutes count for that one before we get carried away, dear.

  • tmoney

    Ugh, but she was so awesome in Drop Dead Gorgeous and 10 Things I Hate About You. Can't she just be sassy in movies forever? Boo.

  • Bodhi

    Why isn't DDG on Netflix? WHY?

  • LaineyBobainey

    Bodhi, I don't even KNOW, but I had to buy it off of some off-brand e-bay site. I couldn't find it anywhere for rental or to buy. It's weird, because it's such a great movie!

    Jesus loves winners.

  • Bodhi

    I'm going to have to hunt it down. And then make my husband watch it. My dad thought it was so funny that he's seen it probably 10 times!

  • LaineyBobainey

    Sorry, I should clarify, I couldn't find it new. I could only find it used, so I went with the off-brand e-bay site to get it for the super duper cheapest price possible.

  • apsutter

    DDG is the best!

  • lowercase_ryan

    Wait, doesn't Chuck Lorre despise women, especially the funny ones? I bet he pitched this show with men in drag but the studio strong armed him into using real women.

  • e jerry powell

    Chad Michaels could have the Allison Janney part, and Willam Belli could have the Anna Faris part!

    RuPaul could be a STARMAKER!

  • TK

    Dustin. Boss. Chief. Cochese. Buddy. Friend. Pal.

    It's time to acknowledge that Anna Faris? Kind of awful. Is in awful movies. Awful TV shows. Just generally awful.

    Seriously, she's horrible. Say it with me. SAY IT.

  • Kballs

    She fell into the surgery trap, too. Such a shame because she was cute as fuck.

  • mm

    No no no no no!!
    I watch Smiley Face like every month or so.

  • Nic Cage

    Scary Movie 1 was funny and she was funny in The Hot Chick.

  • TK

    That's adorable.

  • pajiba

    BUT she was in ... er ... there was that ... but I loved her in ... fuck. Nevermind.

  • lowercase_ryan

    She married awesome though. That's gotta count for something right?

  • TK

    Big deal. I married awesome too. Does that get me any points? Didn't think so.

  • lowercase_ryan

    You do realize we only talk to you because you post pictures of the cutest kid ever on FB all the time, right?

  • APOCooter

    That gif makes me want to rewatch the first four seasons of The West Wing. Again.

  • PerpetualIntern

    To the Netflix Instant!

  • NO!
    This is just like when my favourite teacher started eating chalk and farting dust clouds and I thought 'that's disgusting' but then I thought 'well, if it's good enough for Mr Darwish' and so I got into it too.
    Shit, I'm totally about to start watching a Lorre shitshow.
    If you need me I'll be comfort eating under the blackboard.

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