CBS confirmed the half-hour comedy series Mom will return for a sixth season. The comedy joins previously announced pickups of The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and S.W.A.T. to continue CBS’ Thursday primetime schedule into the 2018-2019 season.
Mom was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, and Gemma Baker, with Lorre, Gorodetsky, and Nick Bakay executive producing. Anna Faris and Allison Janney lead the cast that includes Jaime Pressly, Mimi Kennedy, Beth Hall, and William Fichtner.
“Mom has been a lynchpin comedy for us over the last several years,” stated Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment, announcing the sixth season renewal. “It’s a fearless series that tackles provocative social issues with laughter and grace, and a large, loyal audience has followed. With gifted talents like Anna and Allison leading a great ensemble cast, and a production team headed by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Nick Bakay and Gemma Baker, this series just keeps getting better.”
According to CBS, Mom has been averaging 11 million viewers. It ranks third on the list of most-watched comedies in broadcast television, with only The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon pulling in more viewers. CBS also says Mom is in the top 5 comedies watched among adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.
The Plot: Christy is a single mom who, after years of questionable choices, is now sober and trying to get her life on track. She’s tested daily by her mother, Bonnie, who Christy still considers the root of her troubles, even though she has also gotten sober. Now mother and daughter are working to overcome their mistakes and build a better future for their family.
Christy has gone back to school and is pursuing her dream of becoming a lawyer, while Bonnie attempts to have a healthy romantic relationship with her boyfriend, Adam, and figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. Through all this, Christy and Bonnie rely on their support system from AA, including wise Marjorie, the wealthy and sometimes misguided Jill and the overly emotional Wendy. Together, they help each other stay sober and face whatever life throws at them.