Do CBS executives want another Chuck Lorre sitcom on their schedule next season?
Of course they do!
The network has given Lorre’s Mom pilot a series order, along with three other shows. Mom follows a newly sober single mom (Anna Faris) tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley with help from her mom (Allison Janney).
Given that Lorre produces CBS hits Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly, his new project getting an order was considered one of the safest pilot season bets (along with ABC’s TV-sized Avengers-verse show from Joss Whedon, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
CBS also picked up:
— The Millers, starring Will Arnett, about a divorced guy whose life gets more complicated when his parents have marital problems.
— Crazy Ones, starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar in a father daughter workplace comedy set in the world of advertising.
— We Are Men, about a young guy finds camaraderie living among the more experienced guys he meets in a short-term rental complex. This one stars Chris Smith, Kal Penn, Tony Shalhoub and Jerry O’Connell.
In addition to the four comedies, CBS greenlit two dramas.