According to Deadline, the show centers on a newly sober single mom (Faris) who tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley. Lorre co-wrote the script along with his regular Two and a Half Men writing team, before taking the show to CBS and landing a pilot order.
Although Farris doesn't have a whole heap of TV experience, she did pop up in the final season of Friends and also played herself in the fantastic Entourage. I think with the right script she can be one of the funniest actors in the business, so she could be onto a ratings winner here if Lorre's previous comedy credits are anything to go by. However, does being popular necessarily mean that it's any good?
I'm just going to put it out there and say that I'm not a big fan of Lorre's work. I know it's hugely popular and I will probably get a lot of flak for saying this, but I find his comedy broad, by-the-numbers and uninspiring. Plus, the use of a laughter track drives me crazy. Still, he knows what the audience wants and his viewing figures are mightily impressive.
Mom doesn't have a release date yet, but stick close for updates as and when we get them.
Are you guys excited by this project? Am I wrong to dislike Lorre's comedy? If so, what I am I missing? Drop a comment below and let me know.