On December 4, star Billy Gardell tweeted that the season premiering January 6 would be Mike & Molly's last and would be 13 episodes long.
Mike and Molly returns Jan 6, it will be our last episodes. There are 13 of them. Thank you everyone who supported us. 🙏🙏❤️❤️— Billy Gardell (@BillyGardell) December 4, 2015
On Wednesday, Reed posted a Facebook status reiterating that this season will be the show's last and that it will consist of 13 episodes rather than the previously announced 22. She added that the cancellation was CBS' decision, the last day of shooting will be January 27, and the show's producers have explored "other ventures" but that this is likely the end of the road for the long-running comedy.
The show's star, Melissa McCarthy, tweeted that she's devastated the show has been canceled because she would have stayed for as long as they were able to keep it on the air.
Mike & Molly premiered in 2010, before McCarthy's film career took off. She stayed with the show as she rocketed to stardom thanks to her roles in Bridesmaids, Spy, and the upcoming Ghostbusters remake. According to Forbes, McCarthy was the third highest-paid actress in Hollywood in 2015, earning $23 million.
CBS did not immediately respond to TVGuide.com's request for comment.
Mike & Molly premieres January 6 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.
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