CBS has announced that acclaimed comedy Mom has been renewed for a sixth season.
“Mom has been a lynchpin comedy for us over the last several years,” CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl said in a statement Sunday. “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.”
The fate of Mom was never in doubt, as the show has consistently drawn positive notices for its portrayal of addiction and provided CBS with a solid anchor for its Thursday comedy lineup. With the show responding well to a stronger lead-in from Young Sheldon, its ratings up over last year in a depressed television environment, and generating loads of cash thanks to a sprawling syndication deal, it’s a great asset for CBS as they attempt to build up their comedy ranks and producer Warner Bros. Going into next season, the central question around Mom will pertain to whether CBS uses it on Mondays/with a new comedy or if they’re satisfied with their Thursday lineup as is.
The renewal for Mom comes as CBS seems to be backing away from its usual late spring mass renewal in favor of a more spread out string of good news for its shows. It joins SWAT and SEAL Team in being renewed this spring, while The Big Bang Theory was renewed seasons in advance and Young Sheldon nabbed an early renewal after its breakout performance this season.
Mom airs Thursdays at 9:00 on CBS.