Why did Christy leave Mom? Let’s get Anna Faris’ season 8 exit explain and consider how the absence is addressed within the show.

Comfort viewing is something that should never be dismissed and has proven more important than ever in 2020.

For some it’s cooking shows, for others it’s a good, fun sitcom.

There are plenty to tuck into and new titles continue to pop up in attempts to win audiences over with humour and heart.

However, many already have their favourites and eagerly anticipate their return.

This is the case for admirers of Mom, the American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker.

It premiered back in 2013 and season 8 welcomed audiences back on Thursday, November 5th 2020.

Yet, there was something missing…

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Why did Christy leave Mom?

  • Anna Faris stopped reprising the role of Christy Plunkett on Mom so that she could pursue other opportunities.

According to IMDb, she’s scheduled to star in a comedy film called Summer Madness which is currently in pre-production.

As highlighted by Newsweek, the 43-year-old American actress addressed the decision in a recent statement:

“The past seven years on Mom have been some of the most fulfilling and rewarding of my career. I’m so thankful to Chuck, the writers, and my amazing castmates for creating a truly wonderful work experience. While my journey as Christy has come to an end, allowing me to pursue new opportunities, I’ll be watching next season and rooting for my TV family.”

Of course, the decision has taken fans by surprise, especially when you consider the star’s contract…

The previous source includes that Anna was actually only halfway through her contract, which was scheduled to keep her aboard Mom until the end of Season 8.

Is Anna Faris in Mom season 8?

No, Anna Faris doesn’t appear in any of Mom season 8 episodes.

Her final appearance on the series was in Season 7, Episode 20, titled ‘Big Sad Eyes and a Wrinkled Hot Dog’.

CinemaBlend breaks down how Christy’s absence in the season is explained.

We see Bonnie and Adam driving back from the airport and the pair discuss how they’ve just been to take Christy there. She is flying to Georgetown after landing a full-ride college scholarship.

So, there you have it – the end of an era!

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Anna Faris fans react!

Since the news of Anna leaving Mom emerged, fans have taken the time to flock to Twitter and vent their frustrations.

It’s always the case when a fan-favourite leaves a hole in a show.

Check out a selection of tweets:

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