One of the first new series orders of the coming season is also one of the least surprising.
CBS is on the verge of picking up the Chuck Lorre-produced comedy “Mom” for 2013-14, Deadline reports. The show, which stars Anna Faris as a single mother working to get her life together, has been seen as pretty much a no-brainer pickup throughout pilot season.
Lorre co-wrote the pilot with “Two and a Half Men” scribes Gemma Baker and Eddie Gorodetsky. The pickup of “Mom” will give Lorre four shows on CBS next season as it joins “Men,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mike & Molly.”
“Mom” also stars Blake Garrett Rosenthal as Faris’ son and Allison Janney as her mother, along with Nate Corddry, Sadie Calvano, Matt Jones, Spencer Daniels and French Stewart.
The only question now is where “Mom” will fit on the CBS schedule. Deadline says it’s being considered for 8:30 p.m. Mondays following “How I Met Your Mother.” Thursdays after “The Big Bang Theory” also seems like a logical fit.
CBS will announce its 2013-14 schedule at its upfront on May 15.