CBS’ cancellation of “Mike & Molly” has prompted Melissa McCarthy, who plays the role of Molly, to share her feelings about the show’s ending. On Monday, McCarthy expressed her shock that the comedy that propelled her into stardom is going to air for one final season.
Melissa McCarthy confirmed the news that the comedy “Mike & Molly” is ending after the 6th season on her Twitter page on Monday, as reported by ET on December 14. “The 45-year-old actress took to Twitter on Monday to confirm the news that her sitcom, Mike & Molly, is ending.”
“I was shocked and heartbroken when @CBS canceled #MikeAndMolly. I would have shot this show for 50 more years. I’ll miss my 2nd family,” wrote McCarthy on her Twitter page on December 14.
Melissa McCarthy’s shocking reaction to the ending of “Mike & Molly” seems somewhat surprising since executive producer Chuck Lorre commented that the cast and crew members had been prepared that the 6th season would be the show’s last and that it would only have 13 episodes instead of 22.
Melissa’s co-star Billy Gardell (Mike) seems to have known since November that the ending for “Mike & Molly” is near, and Rondi Reed (Mike’s mother Peggy) had previously posted on Facebook that the last taping of the show will occur on January 27.
As for why CBS is cancelling “Mike & Molly,” neither executive producer Chuck Lorre or the cast members seem to have an answer. As for Melissa McCarthy, who first appeared as Molly in September 2010, her career has taken her from being a sitcom star to a movie star – a screenwriter and a producer .
“I can’t wait for you you all to see #THEBOSS on April 8th! For now here is the 1st trailer!! I miss being a ginger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8GAMZqJqjs …”
Watching the trailer for “The Boss” makes it clear that Melissa McCarthy has come a long way since “Mike & Molly” began. The now much slimmer actress is hardly recognizable in her role as Michelle Darnell, an industry titan that goes to prison for insider trading and finds out that (after her release) “not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.”
Melissa McCarthy’s “late” shocking reaction to CBS’ cancellation of “Mike & Molly” might be due to the fact that the actress has been extremely busy this summer filming the upcoming American supernatural comedy “Ghostbusters” (due to be released July 15, 2016). As for “Mike & Molly” fans, viewers will be able to watch the show’s final season when it begins on January 6.