While this is hardly news that anyone should be particularly shocked to hear, that does not make it any less sad: “Mike & Molly” is going to be ending on CBS after its sixth season.
The cast had already confirmed this news on their part in various statements over the past month or so. and Speaking at the TCA Winter Press Tour on Tuesday network programming head Glenn Geller made it all the clearer:
“These decisions are really challenging and I have a tremendous amount of respect for Chuck Lorre, [stars] Melissa [McCarthy], and Billy [Gardell], the whole cast and crew … Everyone worked so hard on this show. They literally put blood, sweat, and tears into the program, but I can confirm that this will be the last season.”
While we want to know more about the blood that was put into the show, we’ll stop the hyper-analysis of Geller’s quote and focus mostly on the sad reality that yet another long-running sitcom on CBS is ending. With this, “The Big Bang Theory” is more of the elder statesman than ever, with “2 Broke Girls” behind it. Who knows how much longer these two shows have? Our ultimate concern here is that we are seeing the steady decline of the great network sitcom, a field that CBS has dominated in for so many years. “Everybody Loves Raymond” helped out a show in “Two and a Half Men,” which in turn helped both “The Big Bang Theory” and “2 Broke Girls” at some point during its run. Now, we’re left without an heir apparent to pick up the crown when these two shows are over.
We’ll have some other insight on the end of “Mike & Molly” when more news is available. For now, head over to the link here to get some other TV scoop on everything we cover via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: CBS.)