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

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 28, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 28, 2013 |

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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