22 Episodes 2014 - 2015
In Season 5, Molly (Melissa McCarthy) returns from her 8-week stint at a prestigious writers' workshop with a big advance for her in-the-works novel. Of course, nothing ever runs smoothly in the aspiring author's life and she comes down with a serious case of writer's block, and has a run-in with her publisher, who wants her to spice up her book with a provocative rewrite. Later, Molly mines mother-in-law Peggy's juicy past for fodder for her second novel, and to research it, accompanies Peggy (Rondi Reed) on a road trip to her rural Missouri hometown and an encounter with Peggy's estranged sister. As for Mike (Billy Gardell), his adventures include a joyride with his partner-in-crimefighting, Carl (Reno Wilson), when they get stuck in the back of a stolen truck. The two cops also cause a family rift when they arrest Mike's mother-in-law, Joyce (Swoosie Kurtz), after she refuses to take a Breathalyzer test at a DUI checkpoint. Mike also gets to finally meet his Aunt Rosemary (Margo Martindale), and is bowled over by her sweet disposition.
The Book of Molly
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 30 mins
In the Season 5 premiere, Molly completes her eight-week writers' workshop and returns to Chicago with big news.
To Have and Withhold
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 30 mins
Molly comes down with a case of writer's block, and if she doesn't shake it fast, she'll be in danger of losing her big advance.
'Tis the Season to Be Molly
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 30 mins
Mike's promise to be home in time for Christmas Eve dinner hits a bump in the road when he and Carl wind up going for a joyride in the back of a stolen truck. Meanwhile, Molly gets peeved at Vince when he messes with the family's holiday traditions.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 30 mins
Mike thinks Carl is out of line when he invites Victoria to go on what is supposed to be a men-only fishing trip.
Molly's Neverending Story
Mon, Jan 5, 2015 30 mins
Molly's constant rewrites on her book begin to irritate Mike and the family and leave them wondering if the end is anywhere in sight.
The Last Temptation of Mike
Mon, Jan 12, 2015 30 mins
Mike engages in a little innocent flirting with a rookie policewoman and then begins to feel guilty when she reciprocates.
Support Your Local Samuel
Mon, Jan 19, 2015 30 mins
A letter from his financially strapped parents in Africa leaves Samuel contemplating a return to his homeland.
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 30 mins
When Molly learns it's been more than 10 years since her husband's seen a doctor, she badgers a reluctant Mike to get checked out.
Hack to the Future
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 30 mins
Molly runs into a roadblock in the form of her publisher, who wants her to make a provocative rewrite in a section of her book.
Mon, Feb 16, 2015 30 mins
When Joyce refuses to take a Breathalyzer test at a DUI checkpoint, Mike is forced to arrest her.
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 30 mins
The prospect of an empty house for the weekend has Mike and Molly in a state of excitement.
The World According to Peggy
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 30 mins
The not-so-retiring Peggy suddenly announces she's leaving her job and Molly scrambles to throw her a retirement party, but wonders just why Peggy is calling it quits.
Buy the Book
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 30 mins
It's an exciting new chapter in Molly's life as the newly minted author's book comes out, but she becomes obsessively worried that no one will purchase it and begins to haunt the website, constantly refreshing it to see how many copies are being sold.
What Ever Happened to Baby Peggy?
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 29 mins
Peggy's juicy past proves to be fertile ground for Molly's second book, but the author discovers it's quite a chore to get her mother-in-law to fess up.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 30 mins
As a reward for reaching his weight-loss goal, Mike makes what may prove to be a bad decision.
Cocktails and Calamine
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 30 mins
Mike's a bit put out when Molly doesn't allow him to attend a party thrown by her publisher.
Mudlick or Bust
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 30 mins
To research her latest book, Molly takes Mike's mother on a road trip to the latter's small hometown in rural Missouri, where Peggy has an encounter with her estranged sister. Back at home, Mike and Vince bond while fixing a water heater.
No Kay Morale
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 30 mins
Not all is OK when Peggy's best friend, Kay, pays a visit and brings some emotional baggage with her, so Molly tries to perk up her spirits. Meanwhile, Mike and Carl draw an assignment to handle crowd control at a rally to promote public breast-feeding.
Mother From Another Mudlick
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 30 mins
Mike finally meets his Aunt Rosemary and is bowled over by her sweet, good-natured disposition, which is entirely different from his mother's.
Fight to the Finish
Mon, May 4, 2015 29 mins
When Mike turns a deaf ear to Molly's complaints about her difficulties writing with his mother, the couple take a break for the day and go their separate ways.
Near Death Do Us Part
Mon, May 11, 2015 29 mins
An on-duty, near-death experience leaves Carl shaken, which leads to a decision to propose to Victoria.
The Bitter Man and the Sea
Mon, May 18, 2015 29 mins
In the Season 5 finale, Carl and Victoria's nasty breakup necessitates Mike having to tell Carl he's uninvited from his and Molly's anniversary cruise.