Mike ‘n Molly bid farewell on finale.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
STUDIO CITY, Cali — Even though she remains thick ‘n sexy, actress Melissa McCarthy lost too much damn weight. Now “Mike & Molly” is toast. The popular CBS sitcom that featured a morbidly obese couple sharing love wrapped up its sixth and final season Monday night (May 16) — and series co-star Billy Gardell promised that viewers will “laugh, have some happy tears and be happy with the finale.” And, boy, was he right. Gardell, 46 — who plays Chicago police officer Mike Biggs opposite McCarthy’s Molly Flynn — believes the show could’ve lasted at least a couple more years (had McCarthy not lost weight). Nevertheless, he remains grateful for the opportunity.
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“It’s right up there with the best of sitcoms. And I’m so glad we made it to that rare fraternity of syndication, which I think we deserved,” said Gardell. “I believe our work stands … and that ‘Mike & Molly’ is a sitcom that’s timeless, has a little bit of heart and a little bit of funny.”
“Honestly, I think it was cut short — I think the show could have gone another solid two years — but those aren’t decisions I get to make,” Gardell continued. “It changed my life financially, as an actor and as a standup. The gift of ‘Mike & Molly’ was that I went from playing 200-seat rooms to 2,000-seat theaters.”
“I really can’t whine about anything, to be honest,” Gardell added.
CBS officials blamed the show’s demise on McCarthy’s weight loss.
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