Mom will return to CBS for two more seasons. Co-stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney are expected to earn an estimated $350,000 each per episode after extensive negotiations. That almost doubles their previous salaries on the hit sitcom. Mom is the third–most watched comedy on broadcast TV.
Mom is currently in its sixth season and there’s no telling how long it will run. Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment remarked that, “We look forward to having Mom on CBS for many years to come.”
In Mom, both Faris and Janney play, well, moms. The two play a mother-daughter duo both trying to pull their lives together to battle alcoholism. The show is a favorite with critics and audiences alike for its treatment of issues such as teen pregnancy, domestic violence, obesity, homelessness, and gambling.
Allison Janney will return to Mom as star power grows
Janney was is nominated for a 2018 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress. She also won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performances. Janney won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2018 for her role in I, Tonya.
So far, Faris’s portrayal of Christy earned three People’s Choice Awards nominations: Favorite Comedic Television Actress in 2016 and 2017 and Favorite Actress in a New Television Series in 2014. Faris released a memoir in 2017 titled Unqualified, which is also the name of her podcast where she gives “not-so-great relationship advice.”
Mom airs on CBS on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. ET.