Actress Rondi Reed announced on her Facebook page today that the upcoming sixth season of CBS’s Melissa McCarthy-starrer Mike & Molly will be the last for the long-running comedy.
“Before you hear it elsewhere (and some already have) this is the Final and 6th Season of MIKE & MOLLY on CBS,” Reed wrote. She said the final season would be reduced to 13 episodes despite the network’s previously announced 22-episode renewal. “We are done taping as of January 27th 2016 and I am not sure exactly when/if the episodes will all be aired.”
“The network has its reasons, and I will not get into a debate, discussion, or campaign to get them to change their minds,” wrote Rondi, who plays Peggy on the show. “Other venues were explored by WB and Bonanza Productions (Chuck Lorre) after CBS announced their intentions, but did not turn up a future for our show. It is a fact and we have known for a few weeks. I remain extremely grateful to have been a part of this and to have worked with a fabulous bunch of folks over the years. I have learned a lot about many things, including the Business we call Show. Also grateful for all the fans and for the personal support I have received over the (almost) 6 seasons. Stewart Talent has guided me every step of the way on this journey and for that I am also forever grateful.”
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