UPDATE: CBS has pulled Monday night’s season finale of “Mike & Molly” — which involved a tornado hitting Chicago — after a tragic series of tornadoes swept across Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Iowa on Sunday and Monday afternoon. “Due to the tragic events this afternoon in Oklahoma, we are pre-empting tonight’s season finale of ‘Mike […]
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona tribal members say they’re shocked by a television sitcom that made fun of one of the most pervasive social ills on American Indian reservations – alcoholism. One of the characters on the CBS show “Mike & Molly” joked about drunken Indians in Arizona, a state that is home to 21 […]
Maybe it’s because Charlie Sheen is now someone else’s problem, or because Melissa McCarthy is on a roll after her Oscar nomination, but comedy mogul Chuck Lorre was in a good mood when William Keck of TV Guide encountered him the other day, and he gave the reporter some interesting details about the season finales […]
It’s a birthday for Mike Biggs, the goodhearted, heavyset hero of “Mike & Molly,” and Molly Flynn, his plus-size love, presents him with the cake.
But there was one fun piece of “Mike & Molly” news at the TCAs this morning: After a season of exploring Mike (Billy Gardell) and Molly’s relationship after getting engaged, the show’s creator, Mark Roberts, told the critics that the pair will likely get married sometime in May.
LOS ANGELES – Billy Gardell plans a working summer, regardless of whether his sitcom “Mike & Molly” returns for a second year. Gardell says he has a “good feeling” CBS will renew the show. He starts a national standup tour in June. The “Halftime” tour is in support of his DVD of the same name. […]
It turns out that ‘Mike & Molly‘ creator Mark Roberts was only partly kidding when he told Fancast that an upcoming episode of CBS’ hit freshman comedy would address last month’s Marie Claire brouhaha by having Molly cancel her subscription to the women’s mag. ‘Mike & Molly’ Boss: Magazine’s Attack On ‘Fatties’ Angered Me Weeks […]
CBS’ ‘Mike & Molly‘ realized this week that it’s not all fun and games being TV’s No. 1 new comedy. Rather, the Monday-night sitcom landed in the crosshairs of a Marie Claire writer who in an online piece titled “Should ‘Fatties’ Get a Room?” questioned the very idea of centering a TV series on what […]
Viewers may eat up the occasional fat joke, but make no mistake, ‘Mike & Molly‘ is “a love story.” The new CBS sitcom starring Melissa McCarthy (‘Gilmore Girls‘) and Billy Gardell (‘Yes, Dear‘) centers on the budding romance between two characters who are members of an Overeaters Anonymous support group. But the bigger picture focuses […]
The fall TV season may be months away, but it’s never too soon to get a feel for the fresh fare coming our way. In Fancast’s First Look, Two Takes series, executive editor Matt Mitovich shares a snapshot overview of each new show, noting strengths and areas for improvement, and then invites a fellow editor […]