This was shocking news over the weekend when it comes to TV shows. Anna Faris is leaving the sitcom "Mom" after seven seasons, which leaves Allison Janney to carry the show on its upcoming eighth season. It's unclear why she's leaving, since she was still in the middle of her contract. She just said, quote, "My journey as Christy has come to an end, allowing me to pursue new opportunities, [but] I'll be watching next season and rooting for my TV family." Her absence will be addressed on the show, which is slated to start production September 14th.It was previously shut down in mid-March due to COVID-19. This really came as surprising news. Usually when someone is leaving a show, we get some warning, but considering production is starting up in a week, who knows how they're going to write her character out, especially since the whole show was built around her relationship with her mom (Allison Janney). We'll have to watch to find out, but hopefully we'll find out more as time goes on.