‘Mike & Molly’ cancellation: Melissa McCarthy ‘shocked’ by CBS decision

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Just in case you needed some more evidence that the recent cancellation of “Mike & Molly” had absolutely nothing to do with star Melissa McCarthy’s busy schedule, we have that evidence for you below.

In a post on Twitter, the actress (who has gone on to do many hit feature films since doing the show) made it clear that she is “shocked” and “heartbroken” over the news; not only that, but she would have done the show for “50 more years” if given the opportunity. We certainly believe her, since this was a great, consistent job for her to have to go alongside her other projects. Sitcoms have a relatively light schedule compared to other forms of TV, and they are great to establish a base.

In the end, we blame the cancellation of this show on CBS more than anyone else for their repeated scheduling decisions that give the show little to no chance. It has been repeatedly a midseason player, and despite having one of the most notable stars in all of comedy right now, never given a huge promotional campaign. It’s a miracle in some ways that this show has lasted as long as it has. It’s reminiscent in that way of “Rules of Engagement,” another little-engine-that-could for CBS that failed to get many chances to succeed.

The final season will premiere at some point next year; hopefully, everyone involved is going to have some sort of chance to craft a proper ending for its fans.

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