Popular series Mom will end its run this year at the conclusion of Season 8. The season finale currently scheduled for May 6 will now serve as the series finale. In a statement, executive producers Chuck Lorre, Gemma Baker and Nick Bakay said, “For the past eight years, we’ve had the great honour to bring these wonderful characters to life, sharing their struggles and triumphs with millions of viewers every week. Whether it was the emotional reactions of the live audience on tape night inside Stage 20, or discussions at The White House regarding the opioid crisis, or the personal stories we continue to receive on social media, we take great pride in knowing ‘Mom’ has positively impacted so many lives.”
The show originally starred Allison Janney and Farris along with an ensemble cast that included Jaime Pressly, Mimi Kennedy, Beth Hall, Kristen Johnston and William Fichtner. It began with Christy (Faris), a newly sober single mom raising two children, reuniting with her critical, estranged mother, Bonnie (Janney). Janney earned two Emmy wins out of five nominations as well as a Golden Globe win for her time on the show.