Written by: Alex Green
It’s hard to keep anything a secret these days.
Rondi Reed who plays Peggy on CBS’s “Mike & Molly” revealed the network’s dark, pre-holiday news: “Mike & Molly” is cancelled.
Reed, who has been on the show since 2010, wrote on Facebook today: “Before you hear it elsewhere (and some already have) this is the Final and 6th Season of MIKE & MOLLY on CBS. It is also a shortened season (13 episodes) after the announced full renewal of 22 episodes back in March by the network. 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 it’s reasons, and I will not get into a debate, discussion, or campaign to get them to change their minds. 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…”
The show, which stars Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell has held steady in the ratings over the years, but has stumbled a bit recently. It consistently ranked around 35 with 11.5 million viewers, but in the last year it’s slipped to 44th with an average of 9.5 million viewers.
CBS has yet to comment.