MIKE & MOLLY
Starring: Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon, Nyambi Nyambi, and Swoosie Kurtz
Created by Mark Roberts
Written by Mark Roberts, Directed by James Burrows
Mike & Molly is a new comedy on CBS from hitmaker Chuck Lorre that focuses on a segment of the population that doesn't get much exposure in leading roles: overweight people. Chicago cop Mike Biggs (Billy Gardell) meets 4th Grade teacher Molly Flynn (Melissa McCarthy) at Overeaters Anonymous. They are instantly smitten with each other but it takes several encounters before Mike finally asks Molly on a date at the end of the pilot. Rounding out the ensemble are Mike's fast-talking partner Carl (Reno Wilson), Molly's sister (Kathy Mixon) and mother (Swoosie Kurtz).