Thursday, March 12, 2015

CBS Renews 'Mom,' '2 Broke Girls' and 'Mike & Molly'

After speculation started yesterday, CBS has confirmed today that comedies Mom, 2 Broke Girls and Mike & Molly have been renewed for the 2015-16 broadcast season. They join the previously renewed The Big Bang Theory as a part of the network's comedy lineup next season.

Mom is the fastest growing returning series on television. Currently in its second season, it is up +42% in viewers (11.89 million), +16% in Adults 18-49 (2.9) and +31% in Adults 25-54 (4.2), compared to a year ago. In its Thursday at 8:30/7:30c. time period, Mom ranked first in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. It continues to perform strongly since moving to 9:30/8:30c., improving the time period in all key measures.

Mom stars Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Matt Jones, Sadie Calvano, Blake Garrett Rosenthal and Mimi Kennedy. Mom is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky and Nick Bakay are executive producers. The series was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodesky and Gemma Baker.

Mike & Molly, currently in its fifth season, ranks first in its Monday at 8:30/7:30c. time period in viewers (10.35 million) and Adults 25-54 (3.7), and second in Adults 18-49 (2.5). Compared to the year ago time period, Mike & Molly is up +20% in viewers and +6% in Adults 25-54.

Mike & Molly stars Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon, Nyambi Nyambi, Swoosie Kurtz, Louis Mustillo, Cleo King, Rondi Reed and David Higgins. It is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Chuck Lorre and Al Higgins are executive producers.

2 Broke Girls, currently in its fourth season, kicks off CBS' resurgent Monday lineup at 8/7c., averaging 9.58 million viewers, up +3% in the time period over the year ago performance.

2 Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Matthew Moy, Jonathan Kite, Garrett Morris and Jennifer Coolidge. It is produced by Warner Bros. Television and MPK Productions. Michael Patrick King and Michelle Nader are executive producers.