Anna Faris and Allison Janney
On this day most readily associated with the Wearing of the Green, consider a TV industry green with envy at the success of Chuck Lorre's comedy empire on CBS, which renewed all of his current series last week, led by the terrific and tremendously popular The Big Bang Theory (a powerhouse providing a clout that helps explain why the beyond-past-its-prime Two and a Half Men also made the cut). Lorre's two Monday comedies, anchored by strong female performances, are also back next season — and that's especially good news for fans (including me) of the underperforming, underrated Mom, with its sensational mother-daughter tag team of Allison Janney and Anna Faris as Bonnie and Christy, two generations of recovering addicts raising a family against powerful odds.
Melissa McCarthy, Kathy Bates, Billy Gardell
Kathy Bates is bringing joy — not misery — to Mike & Molly.
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The Oscar winner guest-stars on Monday's episode (9/8c, CBS) as Kay, the ...
Susan Sarandon is coming back to Mike & Molly later this season,TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
The Oscar winner will reprise her role as Molly's (Melissa McCarthy) literary idol J.C. Small. When J.C. gets arrested by Mike (Billy Gardell), Molly is ...
Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy
No ifs, ands or buts — or should we say butts? — about it: Being a cop is dangerous.
On Monday's Mike & Molly (9/8c, CBS), Mike (Billy Gardell) takes a bullet in the tuchus while ...
When Al Higgins took over as showrunner on Mike & Molly in May, executive producer Chuck Lorre posed a question that he couldn't answer.
"We sat down and the first thing Chuck Lorre said to me was, 'Why is Melissa McCarthy a movie star and not a TV star?' And I had no idea," Higgins tells TVGuide.com. "I was stumped. And he said, 'In her movies, people react to her and on the show, she reacts to everyone else.' I thought about that and he was right. He said, 'I want to flip that dynamic.'"
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And thus, the "new" Mike & Molly was born. Nearly 30 freshmen ...
With her floppy hat and flapping gums, Jackie "Moms" Mabley is mostly remembered these days for her outrageous appearances on late-'60s and '70s-era variety and talk shows, as mainstream as Ed Sullivan and as of-the-moment as the Smothers Brothers, performing racy and politically barbed stand-up routines whose sting was couched in a dirty-old-lady's guise.
Among those influenced by Mabley was Whoopi Goldberg, who performed an homage to the comedian early in her own career. In the HBO documentary Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (Monday, 9/8c), the View personality directs and participates in this tribute to the pioneering comic's life and legacy, with TV clips and audio excerpts (enhanced with crude animation) from her many comedy albums, which hold up surprisingly well.
Billy Gardell, Reno Wilson
Business and pleasure are about to mix on Mike & Molly.
On Monday's episode (9/8c, CBS), Molly (Melissa McCarthy) decides she wants to write a crime novel. What better way to do research than to go on a ride-along with Mike (Billy Gardell) and Carl (Reno Wilson), right? Wrong!
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"Mike is not into it at all. Shocking, right?" Wilson tells TVGuide.com. "Carl wants it ...
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Melissa McCarthy was among the women chosen for Elle's November Women in Hollywood issue, but not everyone is happy with her choice of style, according to Us Weekly.
Melissa McCarthy, Billy Gardell
CBS has pulled Monday's season finale of Mike & Molly in light of the tragic tornado that ripped through parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Iowa on Sunday.
Titled "Windy City," the Season 3 finale saw...