‘Mike & Molly’ cancellation: Chuck Lorre says there will be ‘closure’ on series

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While neither CBS nor studio Warner Bros. TV has formally announced that the upcoming sixth season of “Mike & Molly” will be its last, the writing is clearly on the wall. The show’s cast including star Melissa McCarthy have confirmed that the upcoming 13 episodes are the end of the series, and now even the show’s executive producer is acknowledging that they are probably near the end of the road.

Speaking in a new interview with USA Today, Chuck Lorre had the following to pass along:

“We have an order for 13 (episodes) and we have not received any word from CBS that there is life past that 13, so we’re looking to have closure here on the series.”

If this show is indeed canceled, it will bring Lorre’s total number of CBS comedies down to two. This is someone who has in one way or another dominated the network schedule for over a decade. “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory” have both been landmark hits, and he’s also produced “Mike & Molly” and more recently “Mom.” Here’s something that is truly remarkable: All four of these shows have featured at least one actor who won an Emmy for their role (Jim Parsons, Allison Janney, Jon Cryer, and McCarthy, just to name a few). Will he come back with another show at some point in the future? We have to consider it a possibility, since the network has been very good to him and vice-versa … even if season 6 is the end of this show. That’s still a nice run.

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