The sitcom Mike and Molly has been canceled, with stars such as Melissa McCarthy already having shared her sorrow on social media after the news leaked last month. It was not until this week, however, that CBS confirmed the rumors that Mike and Molly had been canceled, reported UPI.
Glenn Geller, the entertainment president for CBS, made the official announcement that Mike and Molly was canceled during the Television Critics Association press tour. He praised both the actors, including Melissa and her co-star Billy Gardell, as well as members of the show’s crew.
“Mike and Molly, listen, these decisions are really challenging, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for Chuck [Lorre], Al Higgins, Melissa, Billy — the whole cast and crew,” emphasized Geller. “But I can confirm that this will be the last season of Mike and Molly.”
When those who worked on Mike and Molly first heard that the show was canceled last month, they didn’t hesitate to reveal their disappointment on social media. Portraying the mother of Mike, Rondi Reed shared her views on Facebook.
“Before you hear it elsewhere (and some already have) this is the final and 6th Season of Mike and Molly on CBS,” posted the actress. “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 27th 2016 and I am not sure exactly when/if the episodes will be aired.”
Melissa McCarthy described the cast and crew as her second family during her tweet about the heartbreak she experienced when she learned that Mike and Molly had been canceled.
“I was shocked and heartbroken when @CBS canceled #MikeAndMolly,” tweeted McCarthy. “I would have shot this show for 50 more years. I’ll miss my 2nd family.”
And Gardell expressed his appreciation to fans.
“Mike and Molly returns Jan 6, it will be our last episodes. There are 13 of them. Thank you everyone who supported us,” wrote the actor.
Melissa McCarthy Gets Ready To Haunt You In Ghostbusters
But fear not for Melissa when it comes to opportunities to showcase her comedic talents. McCarthy is already set to float into theaters in the all-female version of Ghostbusters, reported EW.
Paul Feig is helming the reboot of the classic film, in which everyone from sailors to Revolutionary War spirits and a pair of gangsters in zoot suits challenge those ghostbusters. In addition to Melissa, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones are daring those who think that they can’t succeed like the comedic team of Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd in the original Ghostbusters.
“If this doesn’t work, we go back and lose our [right to] vote,” joked McCarthy. “I’m talking presuffragette.”
Ghostbusters begins haunting movie theaters on July 15.
Planet Ghostbusters offered a haunting first look.
Melissa McCarthy Flaunts 50-Pound Weight Loss In Self-Designed Fashion Line
But that’s not all. Melissa recently unveiled her own glittery, glam fashion line for women sizes 4 to 28 while shedding 50 pounds, reported the Daily Mail.
At 45, McCarthy is looking and feeling fabulous after achieving both her slim-down success and the launching of her clothing line. The fashions respond to her view that plus-size women shouldn’t be denied the right to look their best.
“I believe that women deserve better choices. Fashion should help us express our individual personalities. Clothes should flatter our bodies, and not just try to cover us up,” asserted Melissa.
As for how she lost more than 50 pounds, McCarthy credits changing her attitude toward her weight, as the Inquisitr reported. Instead of stressing about the number on the scale, Melissa slimmed down.
“I feel amazing and I finally said, ‘Oh, for God sakes, stop worrying about it’ and it may be the best thing I’ve ever done,” revealed the actress.
In addition, she followed a high-protein diet and began working out with the help of a martial arts instructor.
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