Mike and Molly are ready to say goodbye -- or at least CBS is ready to say goodbye to "Mike & Mollly." Actor Billy Gardell (Mike Biggs) thanked the comedy's loyal fans while confirming that Season 6 would be the end:
Mike and Molly returns Jan 6, it will be our last episodes. There are 13 of them. Thank you everyone who supported us. ????????❤️❤️— Billy Gardell (@BillyGardell) December 4, 2015
The show was originally slated to have 22 episodes but that was shortened to 13. Rondi Reed (Peggy Biggs) posted a Facebook message on the final season, and the (failed) attempts to find a new life for the show elsewhere:
"Before you hear it elsewhere (and some already have) this is the Final and 6th Season of MIKE & MOLLY on CBS. It is also a shortened season (13 episodes) after the announced full renewal of 22 episodes back in March by the network. We are done taping as of January 27th 2016 and I am not sure exactly when/if the episodes will all be aired. The network has it's reasons, and I will not get into a debate, discussion, or campaign to get them to change their minds. Other venues were explored by WB and Bonanza Productions (Chuck Lorre) after CBS announced their intentions, but did not turn up a future for our show. It is a fact and we have known for a few weeks. I remain extremely grateful to have been a part of this and to have worked with a fabulous bunch of folks over the years. I have learned a lot about many things, including the Business we call Show. Also grateful for all the fans and for the personal support I have received over the (almost) 6 seasons. Stewart Talent has guided me every step of the way on this journey and for that I am also forever grateful."
It's not too surprising to see "Mike & Molly" end, since Melissa McCarthy's (Molly) career has skyrocketed in the six years since the show premiered in 2010. Ratings-wise, the show wasn't doing that bad -- the Season 5 finale had 7.75 million viewers and a 1.9/6 rating/share in the 18-49 demo. But these decisions aren't always just about ratings.
Are you disappointed to see the end of "Mike & Molly"?