It took over a week for most of the media (including TVWeek) to notice that one of the stars of the CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly” had tweeted that the show has been canceled.
Ten days ago, Billy Gardell, who plays Mike, tweeted “Mike and Molly returns Jan. 6, it will be our last episodes. There are 13 of them. Thank you everyone who supported us.”
Rondi Reed, who plays Peggy on”Mike and Molly” then added the following to last week in 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.”
During the run of the show Melissa McCarthy, who plays Molly, won an Emmy and became a movie star.