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Will Arnett, John Mayer and Judd Apatow Among Upcoming Late, Late Show Guest Hosts

Will Arnett, John Mayer, Judd Apatow

James Corden doesn't officially take the reins as the new host of The Late, Late Show until March 9, but CBS is getting a little help from a few famous friends in the meantime.

Beginning Monday, Jan. 5 and running through... read more

Exclusive Mike & Molly Sneak Peek: J.C. Small Is Back — Drunker Than Ever

Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon

J.C. Small is still hitting the bottle.

Susan Sarandon returns to Mike & Molly on Monday (9/8c, CBS) as J.C. Small, Molly's literary hero who gets busted for a DUI by Mike (Billy Gardell). Molly (Melissa McCarthy) bails her out, but ...
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Exclusive: Sullivan & Son Welcomes Back Ken Jeong, Mike & Molly's Billy Gardell

Ken Jeong, Steve Byrne

A few familiar faces will be grabbing a cold one at Sullivan & Son when the TBS comedy returns this summer.

Community's Ken Jeong and Mike & Molly star Billy Gardell are both set to return for Season 3, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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Jeong, who first guest-starred last season, will... read more

Exclusive Mike & Molly Sneak Peek: Carl Drinks His Feelings

Reno Wilson, Nicole Pettis

Mike & Molly is seeing dead people... sort of.

Quiz: Play the celebrity name game!

When Carl (Reno Wilson) learns that his mother is actually alive on Monday's episode (9/8c), he doesn't exactly handle it well. In the exclusive sneak peek below, Carl shows up ...
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Monday TV: Lorre's Ladies (Mom & Molly), Dancing Returns

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.

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Exclusive Mike & Molly Sneak Peek: Kathy Bates Becomes BFFs with Molly

Melissa McCarthy, Kathy Bates, Billy Gardell

Kathy Bates is bringing joy — not misery — to Mike & Molly.

20 SNL stars you've forgotten

The Oscar winner guest-stars on Monday's episode (9/8c, CBS) as Kay, the ...
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Exclusive: Susan Sarandon Returning to Mike & Molly

Susan Sarandon

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 ...
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Exclusive Mike & Molly Sneak Peek: Mike Gets Shot in the Butt!

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 ...
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Mike & Molly Boss on Show's New Direction: "It Was Necessary"

Melissa McCarthy

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.'"

Fall TV Report Card: How's the new class doing?

And thus, the "new" Mike & Molly was born. Nearly 30 freshmen ...
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The Monday Playlist: A Night for Moms (Mabley and Mom), Who's Turning 50

Moms Mabley

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. read more

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