'Mom' lands Justin Long as love interest, Octavia Spencer as a 'bigger mess than' Anna Faris

CBS' new comedy "Mom" is about a newly sober single mom Christy (Anna Faris) struggling to raise her two children while her formerly estranged mother (Allison Janney) comes back into Christy's life, eager to share passive-aggressive insights into her daughter's many mistakes. But the biggest bit of news to come out of the CBS TCA press tour panel on Monday (July 29) was the announcement of two upcoming guest stars: Justin Long and Octavia Spencer. So who are they going to play?

"There is going to be a love interest in Christy's life played by Justin Long," executive producer Chuck Lorre revealed. "We're really excited about that. That's going to come up in the first few episodes. Poor b****** doesn't know what he's in for. He's going to be her first shot at a meaningful relationship."

Meanwhile, Oscar-winner Spencer is going to get to try her hand at playing an extremely
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