Mom is an American television sitcom that premiered on CBS on September 23, 2013. The series is created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, and Gemma Baker, while the former two also serving as executive producers on the series, along with Nick Bakay. In April 2018, it was renewed for a sixth season, which premiered on September 27, 2018.Set in Napa, California, it follows dysfunctional daughter/mother duo Christy and Bonnie Plunkett, who estranged for years while simultaneously struggling with addiction, attempt to pull their lives and relationships together by trying to stay sober and visiting Alcoholics Anonymous. It stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney in the leading roles. Mimi Kennedy, Jaime Pressly, Beth Hall, William Fichtner, Sadie Calvano, Matt L. Jones, Blake Garrett Rosenthal, Spencer Daniels, Nate Corddry, and French Stewart appear in supporting roles.
The show is filmed in front of a live audience and is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions. Mom has received acclaim from critics and audiences alike throughout its run with major appreciation drawn towards its writing and performances (in particularly that of Janney's). It has been applauded for addressing themes of real-life issues such as alcoholism, drug addiction, teen pregnancy, problem gambling, homelessness, relapse, domestic violence, overdose, rape, obesity, stroke and has been praised for maintaining a deft balance between the humorous and darker aspects of these issues.
Mom has consistently received high ratings, with an average viewership of 11.79 million, making it the third highest rated comedy on broadcast television in the US. It is among the top 5 comedies in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.
The show has received various accolades with Janney winning two consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015 and being nominated in 2016 and for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017 and 2018. It has also garnered multiple nominations at the Critics' Choice Television Awards and the People's Choice Awards during its run.
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