CBS announced Sunday that it has renewed the Emmy-winning comedy “Mom” for the 2018-19 season.
Among series that have aired at least 10 episodes, “Mom” is the season’s third most-watched comedy, behind “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon,” which precede it on Thursdays on CBS, averaging 11.048 million viewers, according to live-plus-same-day figures released Tuesday by Nielsen.
“`Mom’ has been a lynchpin comedy for us over the last several years,” CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said. “It’s a fearless series that tackles provocative social issues with laughter and grace, and a large, loyal audience has followed.”
During its five seasons, “Mom” has dealt with such issues as addiction, recovery, sobriety, relapse, overdose, adoption, rape, homelessness, breast cancer, teen pregnancy, death and domestic violence.
“Mom” was among the honorees in 2014 for the seventh annual Television Academy Honors, which honors programs that use the power of television to bring awareness to important social issues.
Series star Allison Janney has been nominated for an Emmy in each of the series’ four seasons for her portrayal of a recovering drug and alcohol addict, winning for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series in 2014 and 2015.
CBS announced earlier that it had renewed three of its other four Thursday series, “The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon” and “S.W.A.T.” An announcement has not been made on the fate of its other Thursday series, “Life in Pieces.”
Other CBS series renewed for the 2018-19 season include the first-season military drama “SEAL Team.”
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