Judging by its suggestive title — "Corned Beef and Handcuffs" — the Dec. 16 episode of CBS' Mom promises to be naughtier than usual.
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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Charlie Sheen had some pretty harsh words for his former boss Chuck Lorre during Sheen'scontroversial departure from Two and a Half Men in 2011. But now he apparently wants to bury the hatchet.
CBS will air what Mom star Allison Janney is calling the sitcom's first "very special episode" on Nov. 18, when her recovering-alcoholic character, Bonnie, relapses. "It goes in a direction that not a lot of [cocreator and executive producer] Chuck Lorre's shows have gone," Janney says. "We go pretty deep and raw and have some moments you don't usually see in a half-hour sitcom."
Thanks to its unbelievable ratings and numerous reruns on channels like TBS, The Big Bang Theory seems to be taking over the world. Following suit is the show's incredibly catchy theme song written and performed by the Barenaked Ladies.
But how did...