Melissa McCarthy’s job at CBS starring in Mike & Molly has come to an end. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has canceled Mike & Molly after six seasons. The news was revealed om Facebook by cast member Rondi Reed:
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. The network has it’s reasons, and I will not get into a debate, discussion, or campaign to get them to change their minds. Other venues were explored by WB and Bonanza Productions (Chuck Lorre) after CBS announced their intentions, but did not turn up a future for our show. It is a fact and we have known for a few weeks. I remain extremely grateful to have been a part of this and to have worked with a fabulous bunch of folks over the years. I have learned a lot about many things, including the Business we call Show. Also grateful for all the fans and for the personal support I have received over the (almost) 6 seasons. Stewart Talent has guided me every step of the way on this journey and for that I am also forever grateful.
CBS has yet to officially confirm Mike & Molly’s cancellation. The show has been on the air since 2010, and season 6 is slated to debut on Wednesday, January 6th.
UPDATE: According to Deadline, CBS made the cancellation official today. “These decisions are really challenging,” said CBS exec Glenn Geller on the news. “I have tremendous respect for Chuck Lorre, Al Higgins, Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell and the entire cast.”