Melissa McCarthy’s TV show, Mike & Molly, in which she has starred since 2010, has been cancelled, according to Fox News. Melissa McCarthy expressed her frustration with CBS’s decision to cancel Mike & Molly.
Melissa McCarthy’s tweet came as proof that the Oscar-nominated actress was not so eager to quit the show after speculation that she wanted to expand her ever-growing film career, according to Fox News.
— Melissa McCarthy (@melissamccarthy) December 14, 2015
Melissa McCarthy’s tweet came shortly after two stars of Mike & Molly, including Billy Gardell, announced via social media that the CBS comedy had been cancelled, while executive producer Chuck Lorre confirmed he had told the cast the series was going to finish its run with 13 episodes in the sixth season, according to USA Today.
Back in March 2015, CBS announced plans to have Mike & Molly’s sixth season feature 22 episodes, but then in December 2015, the season was cut to only 13 episodes.
Rondi Reed, who portrays Mike’s mother Peggy in the CBS comedy, recently announced the cancellation of the series via a Facebook posting. Reed wrote that it was CBS’s decision and that Mike & Molly’s producers explored “other ventures,” but they “did not turn up a future for our show.”
Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy play title characters Mike Biggs and Molly Flynn in the CBS comedy, which also includes such stars as Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon, and Swoosie Kurtz. Gardell tweeted earlier in December 2015 that the upcoming Mike & Molly’s season will be the last and thanked fans for their support.
Mike and Molly returns Jan 6, it will be our last episodes. There are 13 of them. Thank you everyone who supported us.????????❤️❤️
— Billy Gardell (@BillyGardell) December 4, 2015
Even though CBS has not yet officially confirmed that Mike & Molly is cancelled, it seems that the show is indeed headed that way.
Mike & Molly had an average of 8.4 million viewers during its fifth season and 8.3 during the comedy’s fourth season, according to Fox News. In contrast, CBS’ best hit, The Big Bang Theory, brought an average of 16.14 million viewers during the same time period.
However, compared to other CBS shows, Mike & Molly’s numbers seemed to be on a par. 2 Broke Girls averaged 7.8 million viewers during its fourth season, while The Good Wife brought an average of 9.7 million for its sixth season.
If the cancellation of Melissa McCarthy’s comedy is confirmed, it won’t be the first time CBS cancels a TV show with viewership around eight million. Earlier in 2015, the channel announced the cancellation of CSI, as well as cutting the show’s episodes from 22 to 18. CSI brought an average of eight million viewers.
During her five years on Mike & Molly, Melissa McCarthy has had a thriving film career, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Bridesmaids in 2011.
And most recently, Melissa McCarthy won the coveted Favorite Comedic TV Actor award at the People’s Choice Awards, according to the Daily Mail.
— People and Stars (@PeopleStarsNewz) January 7, 2016
Melissa McCarthy, a mother of two children, has never revealed her secret of how he had managed to lose what is believed to be more than 40 pounds, according to Waltonian.
The 45-year-old Oscar-nominated actress has recently attended the opening of her Seven7 holiday collection. During her interview with Refinery29 earlier in 2015, Melissa McCarthy revealed about her dream to provide fashionable clothing options for women of all sizes.
Judging by her weight loss history as well as her successful film career, it does seem that Melissa McCarthy knows what she wants and how to achieve it. Her new clothing line can already be found in stores such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and many others.
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