‘Mom’ Episode Guide (Nov. 16): Bonnie Attempts to Console Natasha

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‘Mom’ Episode Guide (Nov. 16): Bonnie Attempts to Console Natasha

“A Seafaring Ancestor and a Bloomin’ Onion” (11/16/17) – Christy discovers she and her younger classmate, Cooper (Michael Angarano), make a good team both in and out of the classroom, and Bonnie steps up when a newly sober Natasha (Missi Pyle) fears she can’t handle motherhood, on “Mom,” Thursday, Nov. 16 (9:01-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Guest starring in “A Seafaring Ancestor and a Bloomin’ Onion” are Missi Pyle (Natasha), Michael Angarano (Cooper), Julia Lester (Emily), Beth Littleford (Lorraine), Joshua Banday (Boone), and Briana Cuoco (Tabitha).

The teleplay for “A Seafaring Ancestor and a Bloomin’ Onion” was written by Nick Bakay, Sheldon Bull and Britté Anchor. It was directed by James Widdoes.

Anna Faris and Emmy Award winner Allison Janney star in this pulls-no-punches comedy from Executive Producer Chuck Lorre (“The Big Bang Theory,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Mike & Molly”). Christy is a single mom who, after years of questionable choices, is now sober and trying to get her life on track.

She’s tested daily by her newly sober mother, Bonnie, who is trying to make up for all the ways she’s let Christy down. Christy is further challenged by her relationships with her own kids. Her daughter Violet is engaged to a man twice her age and her ten-year-old son, Roscoe, would rather live with his father Baxter, a former slacker who has only recently gotten himself together.

To help her stay sober, Christy relies on her support system from AA, comprised of her sponsor Marjorie, her wealthy sponsee, Jill, and her emotional friend, Wendy. Christy tries to remain positive as she attempts to overcome her past and build a better future, but with her dysfunctional family and life’s many setbacks, it’s always an uphill battle.

“Mom” stars Anna Faris (Christy), Allison Janney (Bonnie), Jaime Pressly (Jill), Matt Jones (Baxter), Mimi Kennedy (Marjorie), Beth Hall (Wendy) and William Fichtner (Adam).

“Mom” is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series is executive produced by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky & Nick Bakay.

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