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Mike & Molly is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 20, 2010 to May 16, 2016.

The series was officially cancelled on January 12, 2016, after six seasons.

Summary Edit

The series was about a couple named Mike and Molly, who meet at in a Overeaters Anonymous group in Chicago and fall in love with each other.

Cast Edit

  • Billy Gardell as Mike Biggs
  • Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn
  • Katy Mixon as Victoria Flynn
  • Swoosie Kurtz as Joyce Flynn
  • Reno Wilson as Carl McMillan
  • Nyambi Nyambi as Samuel
  • Louis Mustillo as Vincent "Vince" Moranto
  • Rondi Reed as Margaret "Peggy" Biggs
  • Cleo King as Rosetta McMillan
  • David Anthony Higgins as Harry

Season overview Edit

Season Episodes First air date Last air date
Season 1 24 September 20, 2010 May 16, 2011
Season 2 23 September 26, 2011 May 14, 2012
Season 3 23 September 24, 2012 May 30, 2013
Season 4 22 Novemer 4, 2013 May 19, 2014
Season 5 22 December 8, 2014 May 18, 2015
Season 6 13 January 6, 2016 May 16, 2016

Production Edit

In December 2009, CBS placed a pilot order for Mike & Molly. Mark Roberts wrote the pilot, which was directed by James Burrows, with both Roberts and Burrows serving as executive producers alongside Chuck Lorre, Don Foster and the production companies Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions.

On May 13, 2010, CBS placed a series order on Mike and Molly. On May 15, 2011, Mike and Molly was renewed for a second season. On March 14, 2012, CBS renewed Mike & Molly for a third season, which premiered on September 24, 2012. CBS pulled the third season finale, titled "Windy City", from its show of May 20, 2013. The episode featured a tornado descending on Chicago, and would have been broadcast the same day as the 2013 Moore tornado. The episode was rescheduled for May 30, 2013.

On March 27, 2013, CBS announced that Mike & Molly would return for a fourth season during the 2013–2014 television season. On May 17, 2013, Mark Roberts stepped down from showrunner duties to focus on other projects. Al Higgins replaced him for Season 4. The series received a 22-episode order from CBS for its 4th season. The show's fourth season premiere took place on November 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm ET/8:00 pm CT, in the time slot vacated by 2 Broke Girls when it moved to 8:30 pm ET/7:30 pm CT, replacing the canceled sitcom, We Are Men. Following the breakout feature film success of McCarthy (Identity Thief, The Heat), Lorre intended for the show to more prominently feature her in season 4. In promos leading up to the season 4 premiere, CBS billed the series as "the new Mike & Molly." Though the cast and setting remains essentially the same, the "new" refers to Molly quitting her teaching job and pursuing a career as a writer.

On March 13, 2014, CBS announced the fifth season renewal of Mike & Molly. CBS did not place the show in a timeslot when it unveiled its initial 2014-15 schedule. The fifth season began airing December 8, 2014. On March 12, 2015, CBS announced the sixth season renewal of Mike & Molly.

On January 10, 2016, CBS stated that though Mike & Molly doesn't have a season seven renewal in place, the show would most likely be back next year (possibly for the final season if it were to be cancelled) due to him being a "big believer in giving fans a very satisfactory conclusion" for a long-running show. However, on January 12, 2016, CBS announced the series has been cancelled from Mike & Molly would end its run after six seasons and 127 episodes.

Reception Edit

Ratings Edit

Season Time slot (ET) Episodes Premiered Ended TV season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Date Viewers
(in millions)
Date Viewers
(in millions)
1 Monday 9:30 pm (Episodes 1-19)
Monday 9:00 pm (Episodes 20-24)
24 September 20, 2010 12.23 May 16, 2011 8.64 2010–11 35th 11.14
2 Monday 9:30 pm 23 September 26, 2011 13.86 May 14, 2012 11.79 2011–12 31st 11.51
3 23 September 24, 2012 9.45 May 30, 2013 8.01 2012–13 37th 10.22
4 Monday 9:00 pm 22 November 4, 2013 9.22 May 19, 2014 7.05 2013–14 33rd 9.58
5 Monday 8:30 pm 22 December 8, 2014 8.06 May 18, 2015 7.75 2014–15 44th 9.91
6 Wednesday 8:30 pm (Episodes 1-6)
Monday 8:00 pm (Episodes 7-13)
13 January 6, 2016 6.73 May 16, 2016 8.45 2015–16 51st 8.46

Awards and Achievements Edit

Awards
Year Award Category Result
2011 People's Choice Awards Favorite New TV Comedy (nominated)
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMelissa McCarthy (won)
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series (nominated)
Satellite Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy – Melissa McCarthy (nominated)
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Melissa McCarthy (nominated)
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series (nominated)
Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series (nominated)
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 18–21 – Ryan Malgarini (Won)
1st PAAFTJ Television Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Melissa McCarthy (nominated)
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series (nominated)
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite Comedic TV Actress – Melissa McCarthy (nominated)
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Melissa McCarthy nominated)
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series (nominated)
2015 People's Choice Awards Favorite Comedic TV Actress – Melissa McCarthy (nominated)
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series (Won)
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series (nominated)
2016 People's Choice Awards Favorite Network TV Comedy (nominated)
Favorite Comedic TV Actress – Melissa McCarthy (won)

External links Edit

Video Edit

Mike & Molly Intro

Mike & Molly Intro

Mike & Molly Official Trailer-0

Mike & Molly Official Trailer-0