CBS isn’t going to make you wait any longer to learn the future of at least one of their long-running series in Mom.
Today, the network officially announced in a statement that their comedy staple (which features Anna Faris and recent Oscar winner Allison Janney) is going to be coming back for a sixth season. With Janney’s pedigree so high, we can’t exactly say we’re shocked that they are making this announcement as soon as possible! Even if this is not the network’s highest-rated comedy it does receive continuous positive reviews for its comedy and the balance it takes between that and serious discussions over recovery. It has always been a little different from some of the other Chuck Lorre CBS comedies in how it takes on such important issues; with a sixth season airing as early as the fall, there will be some more opportunities to dive into these stories.
In a statement confirming the renewal on Sunday CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl had the following to say:
“Mom has been a lynchpin comedy for us over the last several years … 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 [Faris] and Allison [Janney] 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.”
As for how long a series like Mom can last beyond a season 6, much of that probably depends on a few different things including if the ratings stay steady, if the show can renegotiate most of the cast in the years to come, and also if the cast also continues to want to be a part of it. One of the things that really helps a show like this have some longevity is that sitcoms have a fairly easy production schedule, at least compared to single-camera comedies or dramas. It’s a little easier to do these and have time for some other projects. Janney’s already proven that with I, Tonya.
Are you excited that Mom is renewed for a season 6, and how much longer do you want to see this series around on the air? Be sure to share right now in the comments!