“Mike & Molly’s endearing characters and consistently funny writing make it a great fit for FX,” said Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Chuck Lorre, and welcoming Al Higgins and the rest of the team to the network.”
Created by Mark Roberts (Two and a Half Men), Mike & Molly follows Chicago police officer Mike (Billy Gardell) and school teacher Molly (Melissa McCarthy) as they meet in an Overeaters Anonymous meeting and begin a romantic relationship. The series also stars Reno Wilson (The Hoop Life), Katy Mixon (Eastbound & Down), Swoosie Kurtz (Pushing Daisies), Nyambi Nyambi (Day Night Day Night), and Louis Mustillo (The Sopranos).
The pilot for Mike & Molly is set to air Tuesday, September 23rd at 5:00 p.m. on FX, with four episodes to air per weekday. The fifth season of the comedy hasn’t been scheduled yet, though with 22 episodes expected, it should premiere sooner rather than later.
Will you be watching Mike & Molly in syndication? Is this the type of show that could benefit from a syndication run? What are you hoping to see happen during the show’s upcoming fifth season?