Mike & Molly‘s upcoming season apparently will be its last.
Echoing conventional wisdom born of the news that Season 6 had been trimmed to 13 episodes, actress Rondi Reed — who plays Mike’s mother Peggy on the CBS sitcom — says the cast has known “for a few weeks” that this is the end.
“[T]his is the final and sixth season of Mike & Molly on CBS…. We are done taping as of January 27th,” Reed shared in a Facebook post this week. “Other venues were explored by [Warner Bros. TV] and [Chuck Lorre’s] Bonanza Productions after CBS announced their intentions, but did not turn up a future for our show.”
A CBS spokesperson did not immediately respond to TVLine’s request on Sunday afternoon for comment.
News of Mike & Molly‘s truncated season emerged when CBS’ midseason schedule showed the sitcom — which stars Emmy winner-turned-Oscar-nominated film star Melissa McCarthy opposite Billy Gardell — forming a new Wednesday comedy block with 2 Broke Girls for just six weeks, starting Jan. 6. After that, Season 6’s remaining episodes will be scheduled opportunistically.
Mike & Molly averaged north of 11 million weekly viewers and a 3.4 demo rating during its freshman run. Season 5 averaged 7.4 mil and a 2.0.
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