Critically acclaimed comedy Mom has been renewed for seasons 7 and 8, CBS announced Tuesday.
“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,” said 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.”
Currently broadcast TV’s #3 comedy series among total viewers behind The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon, Mom had been in the middle of lengthy contract negotiations after reaching its sixth season this year. Considering how strong its ratings have been, how it’s still well-regarded by critics and awards bodies, and how it’s making studio Warner Bros. quite a bit of money in syndication, both WB and CBS had motivation to keep the show going, especially with The Big Bang Theory signing off at the end of this season. Per Deadline, Janney and Faris doubled their current pay to around $350,000 per episode and received a larger cut of syndication profits.
In addition to Janney and Faris, Mom stars Mimi Kennedy (Dharma & Greg), Jaime Pressly (My Name is Earl), Beth Hall (Mad Men), and William Fichtner (Prison Break).
Mom airs Thursdays at 9:00 on CBS.