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Scoop! Queer As Folk Heartthrob Stirs Up Trouble for Mike & Molly

This is a casting scoop about a baker, so prepare for heaping servings of delicious wordplay.

Robert Gant has landed a role on CBS’s hit freshman comedy, Mike & Molly, TVLine has learned. An alum of such shows as Queer As Folk (where he played Professor Ben Bruckner) and Popular, he will guest-star as Kyle, a bakery boss who is very sweet on Molly.

Mike gets wind of Molly’s never-divulged relationship with Kyle when he happens into a conversation with the handsome gent during a visit to Molly’s (hmmmm) “favorite bakery.”

But there’s more to Molly’s past with Kyle then I’m letting on. That reveal, which triggers all kinds of anxiety in Mike, is just icing on the cake — as is another bombshell about why the onetime lovebirds ultimately put a fork in their romance.

Gant appears in this season’s 16th episode. Mike & Molly airs Mondays at 9:30/8:30c.