Mike and Molly (CBS 2010-2016, Melissa McCarthy, Billy Gardell)

Mike and Molly is a sitcom from Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory) about a working class Chicago couple who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.

Officer Mike Biggs (Billy Gardell) is a good-hearted cop who sincerely wants to lose weight. Mike’s partner, Officer Carl McMillan (Reno Wilson), is a thin, fast-talking wise-guy, who despite his teasing encourages Mike on his road to slimness and romance.

While speaking at an O.A. meeting, Mike meets Molly Flynn (Melissa McCarthy), an instantly likeable fourth-grade teacher with a healthy sense of humor about her curves. For Molly, focusing on smart choices isn’t easy because she lives with her sexy older sister, Victoria (Katy Mixon), and their mother, Joyce (Swoosie Kurtz), both of whom flaunt their healthy appetites and slender figures.

Mike also faces temptation at the diner he and Carl frequent, where they’ve become friends with the Senegalese waiter, Samuel (Nyambi Nyambi), who finds trying to eat less a foreign concept. For Mike and Molly, thanks to their mutual love of pie and the desire to resist it, finding each other may have been worth the weight.

production details
USA | CBS – Chuck Lorre Productions – Warner Bros. Television | 127×25 minutes| Broadcast 20 September 2010 – 16 May 2016

Chuck Lorre as Executive Producer
James Burrows as Director of Pilot
Mark Roberts as Creator/Executive Producer

Billy Gardell as Mike Biggs
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn
Reno Wilson as Carl McMillan
Swoosie Kurtz as Joyce Flynn
Louis Mustillo as Vince
Katy Mixon as Victoria Flynn
Nyambi Nyambi as Samuel
David Anthony Higgins as Harry
Cleo King as Grandma

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