Anna Faris as Christy / Credit: ITV

Anna Faris as Christy / Credit: ITV

Tonight sees the UK premiere of brand new comedy series Mom, starring Anna Faris and Emmy Award winner Allison Janney.

Chuck Lorre takes the reigns as creator alongside Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker, in a show that rips back the life of newly sober mother Christy.

Christy and her mother don't see eye to eye / Credit: ITV

Struggling to raise her two children - Violet and Roscoe - as a single mother, she battles against her former alcohol addiction while still getting into trouble that she would have hoped she'd learned not to get involved with by now.

Surrounded by constant issues brought into her life by those she loved or used to love, Christy finds herself dating a married man, arguing with her mother who wants a new start and tackling the sexual activities of her daughter Violet.

Christy and her mom both attend Alcoholics Anonymous / Credit: ITV

Becoming the very woman she hoped she'd never become - her mother - Christy is just looking for a way to make sure her children are brought up properly.

Though the issues sound like quite dark and troubling ones, the humour is thick throughout and there are many moments where you'll be left laughing out loud.

Anna's perfectly crafted comedic timing isn't easy to match, but the casting of Allison was a great decision as both can hold their own in the setting.

Catch the Mom debut tonight on ITV2 at 9pm.

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