CBS' 'Mom' Promotes Mimi Kennedy to Series Regular (Exclusive)

Mimi Kennedy - P 2014
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Mimi Kennedy - P 2014

CBS' Mom is keeping Marjorie around.

The comedy from exec producer Chuck Lorre has promoted Mimi Kennedy to series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Kennedy had a recurring role on the freshman comedy playing Marjorie, an old friend-turned-enemy-turned-friend-again to Allison Janney's Bonnie, who meets Christy (Anna Farris) at AA.

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The character appeared in seven episodes and was given meaty material, including a breast cancer diagnosis, helping Mom to find humor even in the darkest of scenarios.

Kennedy most recently filmed ABC's Mind Games and has a recurring role on HBO's upcoming comedy The Brink. She's repped by Justice & Ponder and Wagner Talent. Her credits also include guest arcs on Veep, Mistresses and Anger Management.

CBS renewed Mom for a second season in March.

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