Allison Janney reveals that Anna Farris leaving the CBS sitcom Mom is a 'huge ...

With the hit sitcom Mom heading into the eighth season, the show will have a much different look, with Anna Faris not returning as Christy Plunkett.

The actress made the rather surprising announcement in early September that she was not returning for the eighth season, and now her co-star Allison Janney is addressing her departure.

Janney, who plays Bonnie Plunkett on the show, spoke to Entertainment Tonight, who revealed how much Faris meant to the show.

No Anna: With the hit sitcom Mom heading into the eighth season, the show will have a much different look, with Anna Faris not returning as Christy Plunkett

No Anna: With the hit sitcom Mom heading into the eighth season, the show will have a much different look, with Anna Faris not returning as Christy Plunkett

'It's a huge loss for the show to not have Anna because she was part of creating a character, Christy, that everyone fell in love with, who was so lovable and warm and gullible and funny and we will miss her so much,' Janney said.

'I think I'll miss the most, for me, the relationship between Bonnie and Christy, even though that will still continue. But she won't be present. That's what I'll miss,' she added.

Jamie Pressly, who plays Jill Kendall on the show, also chimed in on the loss of Faris, along with the new COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

Character: 'It's a huge loss for the show to not have Anna because she was part of creating a character, Christy, that everyone fell in love with, who was so lovable and warm and gullible and funny and we will miss her so much,' Janney said

Character: 'It's a huge loss for the show to not have Anna because she was part of creating a character, Christy, that everyone fell in love with, who was so lovable and warm and gullible and funny and we will miss her so much,' Janney said

'We all, in general, didn't really know how it was going to be, also dealing with all the COVID precautions and everything. It's a whole different set right now,' Pressly said.

'But I do want to say that it feels like she's still here because we do talk about the character all the time," Pressly added.

She added that Janney's character, 'is always

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