Mom: Season 3 (2015 - 2016)


Season 3

Critics Consensus

Mom continues to nurture the multi-cam sitcom genre with mature storytelling and wonderful performances by Anna Faris and Allison Janney, who both handle reflective drama with the same deft touch as they do comedic timing.



Critic Ratings: 10


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User Ratings: 47

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Air date: Nov 5, 2015
Air date: Nov 12, 2015
Air date: Nov 19, 2015
Air date: Nov 26, 2015
Air date: Dec 10, 2015
Air date: Dec 17, 2015
Air date: Jan 7, 2016
Air date: Jan 14, 2016
Air date: Jan 21, 2016
Air date: Feb 4, 2016
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In Season 3 of "Mom," Christy (Anna Faris) and Bonnie (Allison Janney) decide to pass on what they've learned as they battle with their addictions by taking young addicts under their wing. At home, Christy is determined to change her future and takes the pre-law exam, but the cost of college may bring her dreams to an end. Meanwhile, Bonnie decides to get back into dating after catching the eye of Christy's boss, Steve (Don McManus). And much to the disgust of Candace (Sara Rue), Christy draws the attention of her father, Fred (Harry Hamlin), while at a lunch with Baxter (Matt Jones). Elsewhere, Violet (Sadie Calvano) hits a bump in the road with Gregory (David Krumholtz) and Christy is horrified to realize there is more than meets the eye to Violet's heartbreak. Guest starring Judy Greer, Rosie O'Donnell, Rhea Perlman and Joe Manganiello.


Anna Faris
as Christy
Sara Rue
as Candace
Lauri Johnson
as Beatrice
Judy Greer
as Michelle
Jonathan Coyne
as Mr. Perugian
Amy Hill
as Beverly
Grady Harmon
as Delivery Man
Jim Pirri
as Italian Language Instructor
Tricia O'Kelley
as Mrs. Lippert
Dave Fennoy
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Mom Season 3

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

It would be very easy for the remaining producers of multi-cam to leave that stuff to their more fashionable counterparts and just stick to telling jokes. Mom, thankfully, is a strong reminder of just how elastic this 64-year-old format is.

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Of course, as fans of CBS' increasingly nuanced comedy have come to expect, there's a gut punch before the punchline.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

It remains a throwback to '70s and '80s comedies like "All in the Family," "Taxi," and even "Cheers," which took their characters seriously enough to be comfortable with purely dramatic scenes, which in turn only makes the laughter feel more potent.

Nov 5, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

With a few ballsy plot lines under its belt and an assured step in the right direction in the season three premiere, Mom may come off as occasionally familiar in its formatting, but content wise it feels downright groundbreaking.

Nov 2, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Moments like this prove why the show is so touted for its humor and truthfulness, and why Allison Janney in particular can do no wrong.

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Still, even with the admirable mix of laughs and lumps in the throat that this latest installment elicited, it's not difficult to understand why the show hasn't become as addictive as CBS would surely like it to be.

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Mom articulates the struggles of people in recovery-and always without forgetting that comedies should have jokes. But Diabetic Lesbians And A Blushing Bride is remarkable for how unsparing it is.

Oct 17, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The season 3 premiere not only reminds us that there is hope, but that there is possibility - and also very likely a great season ahead.

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…

And remaining a savvy complement, [Anna] Faris continues to give one of the most underrated performances on TV.

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…

The beauty of Mom is that it refuses to stay in one place, even if that place is consistently delivering laughs.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mom: Season 3

  • May 23, 2016
    The plot is rolling along nicely while the dynamic between Janney and Faris remained strong.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 10, 2017
    The high ratings of this utter fing trash is proof positive that America is doomed. One could visit a hog farm and scoop up pig feces and produce a more tasteful product that the writers of this foul trash produce. One cannot help but be stunned that enough of the general American population is of so limited intelligence to find this unfunny, unoriginal attempt at humor entertaining. Not unlike the characters on the show, those that find this canned excrement entertaining are either junkies, crack addicts or blithering alcoholics. And sadly those are my positive remarks about this steaming pile of garbage written by morons for consumption by total idiots. There is a place in tv hell for everyone involved with creating and producing this garbage. I hope they go there soon.
  • Oct 22, 2017
    This show is never not funny. Still my favorite comedy ever. This season is even better than the first two. The writing and jokes are still making me crack up and the emotional depth of the story is amazing. The chemistry between Alison Janney and Anna Faris is still fantastic. The whole cast gave hilarious and stupendous performances especially Alison Janney, Anna Faris, Mimi Kennedy, Jamie Pressly, Matt Jones, Beth Hall, William Fichtner, Emily Osment, and Octavia Spencer. A+.
  • Jul 21, 2016
    I am so in love with this series, I can't stop watching it!

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