To drink or not to drink? Mom is coming back for Season 6 on CBS. The network announced their decision on April 8, 2018. Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment, is proud of the sitcom since it touches the most “provocative social issues with laughter and grace.” He has also emphasized that Mom is a kind of show which serves as a lynchpin for CBS. Honestly, the decision of renewal was expectable since the sitcom keeps steady ratings within five seasons on CBS.
— Mom (@MomCBS) April 8, 2018
The current season has even managed to surpass its predecessor in the number of viewers (+20,50%). Any network is proud of the show, which increases their viewing audience in the subsequent installments. Thus, nothing is surprising in the fact that CBS has opted to order another round of Mom for the network’s 2018-2019 broadcast season. It’s also noteworthy that Mom has recently celebrated its 100th episode.
Indeed, Mom was incredibly steady in the ratings this season. The premiere has garnered 8.457 million viewers with a 1.45 demo rating among adults 18-49. CBS reports that the sitcom is currently averaging over 11 million viewers (incl. DVR) and is the network’s #3 comedy series. The tenth episode of the fifth season titled “A Bear and a Bladder Infection” has drawn 9.538 million viewers, the impressive result, given the fact that the show’s pilot has gained only 7.99 million viewers. In fact, such statistics serve an excellent sign for the further decision on renewal (we mean Season 7).
Moreover, Mom is still popular among the target audience. On Rotten Tomatoes, the fifth season of the sitcom holds a score of 4/5 and a 75% approval rating among the viewers. At the same time, the visitors of Metacritic have evaluated the current installment of Mom at 6.7/10. An overall score of the comedy series on IMDb is also high, 7.2/10 > 20,300 votes.
Summing up, we assume that the upcoming season of Mom won’t be the series’ last chapter. Mom looks like a long-term television project, which would likely return for at least one more season on CBS. Even if the show’s ratings drop below the line of seven million viewers per episode in the upcoming season, CBS will renew the sitcom for another round, in our opinion.
What’s The Show Mom About?
If you didn’t have a chance to watch this outstanding sitcom on CBS yet, we’d suggest you read a brief overview of Mom below. Otherwise, you may scroll down to find out our forecast on the likely release date for the upcoming season.
The story focuses on Christy, a recently sober young woman and a mother to her two children. She is a formerly alcohol and drug addict, who has already managed to cope with her addiction. Christy’s recovered life looks monotonous but promising since she desires all the best for her kids. But one day, her life turns upside down. Christy’s mother, Bonnie, suddenly appears at her doorstep. Bonnie is also a “recovering” drug and alcohol addict. But, in fact, she has not said goodbye to her past life yet. It’s a big challenge for Christy to cope with her mother’s “assistance” since Bonnie rather convinces her daughter to drink. Besides, Christy’s own daughter soon becomes pregnant, while she is only sixteen. Christy also raises a son, Roscoe, by her ex, Baxter, a layabout, and pothead. In spite all the troubles, Christy used to treat her life positively.
On The Likely Release Date For Season 6
We know now that CBS has renewed Mom for Season 6. The upcoming premiere is slated for the 2018-19 broadcast season, according to the official announcement. Nonetheless, CBS has yet to reveal the exact date for a next installment. But it’s not so difficult to foresee the period for the upcoming premiere. Mom will return for Season 6 this fall, given the schedule of the previous installments. As a result, we conclude that the premiere could take place in September-November 2018. However, we are looking forward to the official news from CBS. And, of course, we’ll update this article when the network confirms the exact date. For now, stay tuned for updates. We’ll keep you informed.