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Chuck Lorre CBS Pilot Casts Allison Janney

"West Wing" star will play the mother of Anna Faris' character

Allison Janney, who played White House press secretary C.J. Cregg on "The West Wing," has been cast in Chuck Lorre's upcoming CBS comedy pilot "Mom."

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The half-hour, multi-camera project stars "The House Bunny" actress Anna Faris as a newly sober single mom trying to pull her life together in Napa Valley, Calif.

Janney will play Bonnie, the mother of Faris' character.

Also read: Anna Faris Joins Chuck Lorre's CBS Pilot "Mom"

Lorre is writing the pilot with "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men" producer Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker, with Lorre and Gorodetsky executive producing.

Chuck Lorre Productions is producing in association with Warner Bros. Television.