'Mom' renewed for season six at CBS

CBS has renewed comedy series “Mom” for a sixth season.

The comedy starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney has logged solid numbers during its fifth season in the 9 p.m. Thursday slot behind “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon.” “Mom” hails from Warner Bros. TV and Chuck Lorre Prods. News of the renewal was revealed Saturday night at the series’ wrap party.

“’Mom’ has been a lynchpin comedy for us over the last several years,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “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.”

“Mom” revolves around the lives of a woman and her adult daughter who are both recovering from alcohol and substance abuse. Janney has earned two supporting comedy actress Emmys for her work as Bonnie on the series, which has received much praise for its portrayal of substance abuse issues.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 24: Actresses Anna Faris (L) and Allison Janney of the CBS television show 'Mom' attend The Paley Center for Media's 35th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre on March 24, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Anna Faris and Allison Janney attend CBS And Warner Bros. Television's 'Mom' Celebrates 100 Episodes at TAO Hollywood on January 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 17: Anna Faris and Allison Janney at the 69TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/5:00-8:00 PM live PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Trae Patton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 15: 'Poodle Fuzz and a Twinge of Jealousy' -- When an injury temporarily lands Bonnie in a wheelchair, Christy is forced to take over as building manager and makes a surprising discovery, on MOM, Thursday, Nov. 30 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Allison Janney as Bonnie and Anna Faris as Christy. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 17: Actors Beth Hall; Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Mimi Kennedy and Jaime Pressly at the Star ceremony held On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on October 17, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 17: Actress Allison Janney (R), posing with actress Anna Faris, is honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 17, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 19: 'Sparkling Water and Ba-dinkers' -- Bonnie fears she's become undesirable when she catches Adam smoking pot before sex, and Christy tries to smooth things over between them, on MOM, Thursday, Nov. 10 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Allison Janney as Bonnie and Anna Faris as Christy. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 03: Actors Anna Faris (L) and Allison Janney attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations with Anna Faris and Allison Janney for ''Mom' at SAG Foundation Actors Center on May 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 29: 'Caperberries and a Glass Eye'-- Christy (Anna Faris, left) encourages Bonnie (Allison Janney, right) to go give Adam a second chance, on MOM, Thursday, April 14 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 8: 'Death, Death, Death and a Bucket of Chicken' -- Christy (Anna Faris, right) tries to be supportive when a health scare throws Bonnie (Allison Janney, left) into a tailspin, on MOM, Thursday, March 3 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 23: 'Kreplach and a Tiny Tush' -- Jodi (Emily Osment. Left), Bonnie (Allison Janney, center), and Christy (Anna Faris, right) attend their regular AA meeting, on MOM, Thursday, Jan. 7 (9:01-9:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 31: Actresses Anna Faris (L) and Allison Janney pose during the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 31, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Critics' Choice Television Awards)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 31: Actors Anna Faris (L) and Allison Janney speak onstage at the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 31, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 29: Anna Faris (L) and Allison Janney visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 29, 2015 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Actress Anna Faris and actress Allison Janney arrive at The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 29: Allison Janney (L) and Anna Faris visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 29, 2015 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Co-hosts Anna Faris (L) and Allison Janney attend The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live on January 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
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“Mom” has averaged 11 million viewers per episode this season, per CBS, making it a top five series in adults 18-49 and the third most-watched comedy on broadcast TV, behind “Big Bang” and “Young Sheldon.” Jaime Pressly, Mimi Kennedy, Beth Hall, and William Fichtner also co-star.

In addition to “Mom,” CBS has renewed “Big Bang,” “Young Sheldon,” and freshman drama “SWAT” for the 2018-19 season.

“Mom” was created by Lorre, Gorodetsky, and Baker.

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