CBS is becoming known as not only being the place where your parents (and grandparents) can get their science/doctor/lawyer drams on, but the place where the highest ranked and often raunchiest or stupidest comedies are. Gone are the days when Fox pushed the limits of what was acceptable on television with their sitcoms such as "Married with Children" or "Grounded For Life." It's now all about the "2 and a Half Men" and "2 Broke Girls" type of shows. And, of course, the show that this week's Hot or Not selection comes from.
I should start this off by pointing out that today marks Allison Janney's 55th birthday, so happy birthday to the woman who has made a career out of playing bitchy and otherwise outrageous characters, including the one of Bonnie on the CBS show "Mom." While she might not have gotten rolling in TV and film until she ws past her 30th birthday, Janney does possess the ability to tell people that she was "discovered" by Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, who caught her acting in a play in college.
Standing at an impressive six feet tall, it was hard to find roles within the grander scope of the entertainment industry, often ending Janney up in bit parts such as one of the women that gets the poke and prod from John Travolta playing a riff on Bill Clinton in 1998's PRIMARY COLORS. But it was with her role on "The West Wing" that Janney got to get involved in politics on a different level - her role as C.J. Cregg earned her nearly 20 award nominations and brought home 2 Best Supporting and 2 Lead Actress Emmys.
It's a big duh that I wholeheartedly admire Janney for the work she's brought to the screen, from "The West Wing" to JUNO, THE HELP and even "Mom," (the show suffers from the misfortunes that most sitcoms do but has snatches of good moments where it shines) but does that mean that I think she's hot? Actually, yeah. I like her big eyes and wiry frame, the way she smiles and laughs and the bawdiness of her demeanor. If I were a dude, this is the woman I would want to marry and grow old with, because she clearly wouldn't be boring - in the bed or out.
What do you think of Allison Janney?