Melissa McCarthy is one of the biggest names in comedy, starring in critical (St. Vincent) and commercial (Identity Thief, The Heat), and occasionally both (Bridesmaids, Spy), smashes. So, it’s always a little surprising to see “Mike & Molly NEW” on the channel guide. She deserves better than to be stuck — and by stuck, I mean she’s getting paid a lot of money to do something she enjoys — on a CBS sitcom produced by Chuck Lorre that isn’t Mom. (Mom is great.)
Wish, granted, because according to McCarthy’s co-star, Rondi Reed, CBS quietly canceled Mike & Molly after six seasons. She broke the news on Facebook, writing, “Before you hear it elsewhere (and some already have), this is the final and sixth season of MIKE & MOLLY on CBS. It is also a shortened season (13 episodes) after the announced full renewal of 22 episodes back in March by the network. We are done taping as of January 27 2016.”
The network has it’s reasons, and I will not get into a debate, discussion, or campaign to get them to change their minds. Other venues were explored by WB and Bonanza Productions (Chuck Lorre) after CBS announced their intentions, but did not turn up a future for our show. It is a fact and we have known for a few weeks. (Via)
On the bright side, this should free up McCarthy, who will star in Ghostbusters next year, schedule for a return to Stars Hollow.
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)