The Ohio born actress Allison Janney was once an aspiring athlete. But her destiny was not made for the tracks and fields. She eventually pursued a career in stage, film and television, and is today regarded as one of the most versatile, prolific actresses working in American cinema and television.
The actress won four Emmys for her portrayal of the press secretary C.J. Cregg in the popular series ‘The West Wing’. The drama show ‘Masters of Sex’ and ‘Mom’ also earned Janney numerous accolades. Her major works on stage include ‘A View From the Bridge’ and ‘9 to 5.’ Janney is also known for her roles in movies like ‘American Beauty,’ ‘The Hours,’ ‘Juno,’ ‘Away We Go,’ and ‘I, Tonya,’ which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2018. So at this point you might be wondering what is the next Allison Janney movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Allison Janney films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Allison Janney movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
9. Mom (2013 – )
CBS sitcom ‘Mom’ centers on the mother-daughter duo of Christy and Bonnie Plunkett (played by Anna Faris and Allison Janney respectively). The mother and daughter have been estranged for a long time now after Bonnie abandoned her little girl to deal with her addiction. The fact that she had failed to take proper care of Christy as a kid forms the basis of their cold relationship. Their life follows a cyclic pattern when Christy struggles to set a good example of mothering her son and strives to regain the confidence of her daughter. Over the six seasons aired till now, ‘Mom’ has garnered critical acclaim for tackling a number of serious issues. Created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker, the show enters its seventh season on CBS. The other cast includes Mimi Kennedy, Beth Hall and Jaime Pressly. The network is yet to announce a date for airing the seventh season.
8. Ma (2019)
The upcoming psychological thriller ‘Ma’ features Octavia Spencer as Sue Ann ‘Ma.’ The plot revolves around Ma who is a lonely veterinary aide living alone in a remote house. When she meets the new teenager in town named Maggie (played by Diana Silvers), her lonely and monotonous life turns on its head. Soon, Maggie and her friends start to approach Ma for buying alcohol. She becomes popular among teenagers in the town as “Ma.” Maggie and her friends find Ma’s basement as a perfect hangout for their weekend booze parties. But as the number of parties increases, Ma finds it extremely painful to let her teen friends go after every party.