CANCELLED – Mike & Molly – Season 6
CBS have cancelled their series Mike & Molly after six seasons on the air.
While the ratings have been on par with recent seasons, the network have decided that six seasons is enough.
Season five averaged 8.44 million viewers, which was a 1.56% increase from season four.
Season six will premiere on January 6th on CBS
There is a small glimmer of hope for fans as CBS could still save the show. The contracts for the actors and crew expire on February 1st, just days after the cast will shoot the season finale, so if CBS want to save the show, they still can.
However, if the show does indeed end, creator Chuck Lorre has promised that their will be closure.
“We have an order for 13 (episodes) and we have not received any word from CBS that there is life past that 13, so we’re looking to have closure here on the series.”
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While co-star Rondi Reed wrote a Facebook post:
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.
On this season of Mike & Molly, Molly (Melissa McCarthy) pursues her career as a writer while Mike (Billy Gardell) continues working as a cop. The rest of the cast includes Swoosie Kurtz, Katy Mixon, Louis Mustillo, Reno Wilson, Cleo King, Rondi Reed, Nyambi Nyambi, and David Anthony Higgins.