Bye-bye, Molly! Melissa McCarthy is beyond upset following the cancellation of her CBS comedy, Mike & Molly. The Emmy winner tweeted about the news on Monday, December 14.
“I was shocked and heartbroken when @CBS canceled #MikeAndMolly,” McCarthy, 45, wrote to her more than 300,000 followers. “I would have shot this show for 50 more years. I’ll miss my 2nd family.”
As previously reported, McCarthy’s costar Rondi Reed broke the news in a Facebook post on December 9. Reed played McCarthy’s mother-in-law, Peggy, on the sitcom.
— Melissa McCarthy (@melissamccarthy) December 14, 2015
“Before you hear it elsewhere (and some already have) this is the Final and 6th 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 27th 2016 and I am not sure exactly when/if the episodes will all be aired,” she wrote at the time. “The network has its reasons, and I will not get into a debate, discussion, or campaign to get them to change their minds.”
McCarthy has starred opposite Billy Gardell on the series since 2010. Gardell, 46, tweeted to fans on December 4. “Thank you everyone who supported us,” he wrote.
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
Creator Chuck Lorre, meanwhile, revealed the disappointing news to the cast and crew at a taping. “We have an order for 13 (episodes) and we have not received any word from CBS that there is life past that 13,” he recently told USA Today. “So we’re looking to have closure here on the series.”
Mike & Molly returns on January 6.
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