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.
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn
Billy Gardell as Mike Biggs
David Higgins as Harry
Katy Mixon as Victoria Flynn
Louis Mustillo as Vince
Nyambi Nyambi as Samuel
Reno Wilson as Carl McMillan
Rondi Reed as Peggy Biggs
Swoosie Kurtz as Joyce Flynn
other cast info
Cleo King as Grandma
key behind the scenes crew
Chuck Lorre as Executive Producer
James Burrows as Director of Pilot
Mark Roberts as Creator/Executive Producer
9/20/2010 – 5/16/2016
6 seasons with 127 episodes in total.
network and production companies
CBS – Chuck Lorre Productions – Warner Bros. Television