‘Mom’ Uses Network Comedy Platform To Spotlight Sobriety

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By Danielle Turchiano and Amber Dowling

Original Source: variety.com

Before co-creator and executive producer Gemma Baker began working on “Mom,” she remembers seeing the process of recovery on television in limited ways: either something “depressing” that saw the character “relapse easily at the first sign of trouble” or as something that was introduced in the last five minutes of a movie to put a “happily ever after” button on the project — without showing the reality of the life and work ahead for the character.

“For most people in recovery, getting sober isn’t the end of the story — it’s the beginning of the story,” says Baker. “So I am glad that we got to start ‘Mom’ in the beginning of Christy’s recovery and tell the story of her turning her life around and all the wins and losses of…click here to continue reading

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