Mom fans have reason to celebrate. CBS has given the popular half-hour comedy an order for two more seasons and confirmed series stars Anna Faris and Oscar winner Allison Janney (I, Tonya) will be back for both season seven and season eight.
“We’re exceptionally proud to have Mom on our air; a high-quality, signature comedy with characters viewers love, that also brings strength and stability to our lineup,” stated Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “Under Chuck Lorre’s extraordinary leadership and with his outstanding writing and production team, we look forward to having Mom on CBS for many years to come.”
“We’re fortunate to have the gifted talents of Anna and Allison, with their wit, intelligence and incomparable comic skill, heading up such a brilliant cast on this noteworthy series,” said Thom Sherman, Sr. Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Entertainment.
Mom debuted on CBS on September 23, 2013. Season six is currently airing on Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT and has been averaging 10 million viewers. Those viewership numbers are high enough to earn the critically acclaimed comedy third place among all comedies on broadcast television. Only The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon pull in more viewers.
Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, and Gemma Baker created the comedy. The series is executive produced by Chuck Lorre, Nick Bakay, Gemma Baker, and Warren Bell. In addition to Faris and Janney, Mom also features Mimi Kennedy, Jaime Pressly, Beth Hall, and William Fichtner.
The Mom Plot:
After years of questionable choices, Christy is now sober and trying to get her life on track, although she’s tested daily by her mother, Bonnie. Together, mother and daughter work 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 fiancé, Adam. Through it all, Christy and Bonnie rely on their support system from AA, including the wise Marjorie, the wealthy and sometimes misguided Jill and the overly emotional Wendy. Collectively, they help each other stay sober in the face of whatever life throws at them.