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CBS has issued an early sixth season pick up to sitcom “Mom,” which has benefited out out “Young Sheldon” in the Thursday 9 p.m. half-hour this season. Debuting on Sept. 23, 2013, “Mom” stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney as dysfunctional mother/daughter duo Christy and Bonnie Plunkett, who strive to remain sober with the support of their friends (Mimi Kennedy, Beth Hall and Jaime Pressly at their regular Alcoholics Anonymous meetings). Christy’s two children (Sadie Calvano and Blake Garrett Rosenthal), now members of the “Chuck Cunningham Club,” seem to have conveniently disappeared.
“‘Mom’ has been a lynchpin comedy for us over the last several years,” said Kelly Kahl, President, 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” is currently averaging over 11 million viewers and is the fouth most-watched comedy in broadcast television (behind only ABC’s “Roseanne” and CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” and aforementioned “YOung Sheldon”).