Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy

For Mike & Molly's Billy Gardell, seeing co-star Melissa McCarthy win an Emmy was sweet revenge for the show's naysayers in Season 1

"Melissa winning says a lot about our show and says a lot about her talent," he told TVGuide.com. "Not everyone is going to like you, and that's just life but there are 14 million people a week that do, so we'll take that."

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In the interview below, Gardell shares how his standup career has helped his sitcom skills and where hopes to see the show's title characters in 10 years.

Mike & Molly airs Mondays at 9:30/8:30c on CBS.