Ad­dic­tive view­ing

Booze-free moms Bon­nie and Christy are back for more hi­lar­i­ous shenani­gans.

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Mom Sea­son 4 Satur­days (from 12 Novem­ber) M-Net (*101) 18:30

A TV show about re­cov­er­ing al­co­holics strug­gling to have a nor­mal life doesn’t sound like a laugh-aminute sit­com. But fans of quirky com­edy Mom (2013- cur­rent) will be the first to stand up in front of a crowd and con­fess: it’s a suc­cess be­cause it unashamedly tack­les some un­com­fort­able top­ics (like ad­dic­tion, poverty, teenage preg­nancy, dis­abil­ity and some­times even death) with bru­tal hon­esty and tons of laughs. No won­der the show is a rat­ings suc­cess with loads of awards to its name. Now in its fourth sea­son, Mom’s back with a slightly new dy­namic for the new sea­son. While info is scarce, here’s what we know so far:

Bon­nie (Al­li­son Jan­ney) has a boyfriend! Re­mem­ber her wheelchair­bound stunt­man suitor Adam Janakowski ( Wil­liam Ficht­ner), who left her at the end of sea­son 3

(May 2016)? Well, he’s back – Wil­liam is now a full-time cast mem­ber and that means a whole new re­la­tion­ship dy­namic for Bon­nie this sea­son. “We quickly spend a lot of time around each other and we start go­ing through re­la­tion­ship grow­ing pains,” says Wil­liam. But trou­ble is com­ing be­cause “Adam drinks and every­one else doesn’t. I could see that be­ing some­thing to even­tu­ally ad­dress”.

Also deal­ing with love is Bon­nie’s daugh­ter Christy (Anna Faris) who finds her­self very sin­gle – and des­per­ate to get out the house be­cause Bon­nie and Adam are hav­ing sex in ev­ery room they can! Christy en­lists the help of rich gal­pal Jill (Jaime Pressly) in episode 1 to find a man… with hi­lar­i­ous re­sults.

Christy might have some luck down the line though, when she meets her AA spon­sor Mar­jorie’s (Mimi Kennedy) horse-rid­ing in­struc­tor nephew, played by Anna’s real-life hubby Chris Pratt (Andy from Parks And Recre­ation, 2009-2015). It’s not yet clear how many episodes Chris will guest-star in but we can ex­pect some drama be­cause Mar­jorie isn’t happy about this bud­ding re­la­tion­ship.

Trou­ble is never far when Bon­nie and her daugh­ter Christy are around.

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