Life can be seriously funny

Written by Midweek. Posted in New Series

Who would have thought a sitcom can be set at something as serious as Alcoholic Anonymous?

The sixth season of the ward-winning Mom will be shown on M-Net from 24 January.

It will be seen every week day at 17:30.

Regular viewers of this clever show know what to expect with cooky characters have one thing in common - they are all recovering alcoholics. If you haven’t watched the show or chose not to due to the subject matter, rest assured - they are not making fun of the addiction. They take the addiction very seriously, but life can be very funny too.

The series follows Christy Plunkett (Anna Faris), a single mother who, after dealing with her battle with alcoholism and drug abuse, decides to restart her life in Napa, California, working as a waitress and attending AA meetings.

Her mother Bonnie Plunkett (Allison Janney) is also a recovering addict.

Christy has gone back to school and is pursuing her dream of becoming a lawyer, while Bonnie attempts to have a healthy romantic relationship with her new husband, Adam (William Fichtner).

Through it all, Christy and Bonnie rely on their support system from AA, including the wise Marjorie (Mimi Kennedy), the wealthy and sometimes misguided airhead Jill (Jaime Pressly), the overly-emotional Wendy (Beth Hall), and the loudmouthed but sweet Tammy (Kristen Johnston).

Collectively, they help each other stay sober in the face of whatever life throws at them.