OK, now it’s really official: CBS confirmed on Tuesday that Mike & Molly‘s current sixth season will indeed be its last.
“These decisions are really challenging, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for [executive producers] Chuck Lorre and Alan Higgins, for [stars] Melissa [McCarthy] and Billy [Gardell], the whole cast and crew. They put blood, sweat and tears into this show,” CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller said at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena. “But I can confirm that this will be the last season of Mike & Molly. I think the fans will be very satisfied with what Chuck and Al have planned.”
News of the CBS comedy’s cancellation was first reported in December, when co-star Rondi Reed wrote on Facebook that the show was ending.
Mike & Molly‘s 13-episode final run airs Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be interviewed live at the White House by CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King on Sunday, Feb. 7, during the network’s Super Bowl Today pre-game show.
* Elton John will join James Corden for a Late Late Show “Carpool Karaoke” session, airing during the post-Super Bowl episode on Sunday, Feb. 7, at approximately 11:35 pm ET on CBS, according to USA Today.
* Amy Schumer will receive the MVP Award at the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, airing Sunday, Jan. 17, at 8/7c on A&E, Lifetime and LMN.
* Pop has renewed the reality series Sing It On — which follows collegiate a cappella groups competing on the international level — for an eight-episode second season, set to debut in the second half of 2016.