Why is 'Mom' Season 8 Episode 6 not airing today? Here's the release date and what to expect after the winter break
'Mom' continues its winter break this week, airing reruns of old episodes before returning with new ones to ring in a new year. The series, now in its eighth season, will release its sixth episode on January 7, 2021, titled 'Woo-Woo Lights and an Onside Kick.' While fans took a little while to adjust to a 'Mom' without Anna Faris' Christy, they've adjusted well enough to Allison Janey and the rest of the cast holding the fort in her absence.
The last episode of 'Mom' before the winter break was a special one. When Bonnie (Allison Janey) started worrying about Adam (William Fichtner) taking a ski trip, the ghost and/or dream of her departed former lover Alvin (Kevin Pollack) returned for long enough to offer some words of comfort. Alvin helps Bonnie realize for the first time just how happy she is in her life with Adam — and how the only reason she's worrying as much as she is now is that she has something to lose — something worth holding on to.
Not everyone's relationship has been going as smoothly, however. Several episodes earlier we saw Jill (Jamie Pressly) and her boyfriend Andy (Will Sasso) taking a break in their relationship, finding their differences hard to overcome. Jill's been quite broken up over the split, and when the series returns, we can expect to see Jill do her darndest to try and win Andy back. Will Jill's determination be enough, or is her relationship with Andy something that has gone too far past the point of repair? Fans will have to tune in next episode to find out.
The official synopsis for 'Woo-Woo Lights and an Onside Kick' reads, "Bonnie and the ladies indulge Jill when she goes to extremes to get her relationship with Andy back on track." When it comes to Jill, it's hard to say exactly what kind of extremes she's going to go to, but it's a safe bet to say that the word choice is by no means an understatement. The question is — will it work on Andy?
'Mom' returns on CBS on January 7, 2021, at 9 PM ET on CBS.