Synopsis: "MIKE & MOLLY is a comedy from Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men, and The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon) about a working class Chicago couple who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Officer Mike Biggs (Billy Gardell) is a good-hearted cop who sincerely wants to lose weight. Mike's partner, Officer Carl McMillan (Reno Wilson), is a thin, fast-talking wise-guy, who despite his teasing encourages Mike on his road to slimness and romance. While speaking at an O.A. meeting, Mike meets Molly Flynn (Melissa McCarthy, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, Bridesmaids), an instantly likeable fourth-grade teacher with a healthy sense of humor about her curves.
"For Molly, focusing on smart choices isn't easy because she lives with her sexy older sister, Victoria (Katy Mixon), and their mother, Joyce (Swoosie Kurtz), both of whom flaunt their healthy appetites and slender figures. Mike also faces temptation at the diner he and Carl frequent, where they've become friends with the Senegalese waiter, Samuel (Nyambi Nyambi), who finds trying to eat less a foreign concept. For Mike and Molly, thanks to their mutual love of pie and the desire to resist it, finding each other may have been worth the 'weight.'"
Mike & Molly was created by Mark Roberts. Chuck Lorre and Mark Roberts are executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series originally aired for 127 episodes across six seasons between September 20, 2010 – May 16, 2016 on CBS. The theme song is titled "I See Love".
Below is Nickelodeon's official press release announcing the exciting news!:
NICKELODEON ADDS "MIKE & MOLLY" TO NICK AT NITE'S HIT COMEDY LINEUP BEGINNING OCT. 4
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Oct. 1, 2021 - Nickelodeon today announced the addition of the Emmy(R) Award-winning comedy series, Mike & Molly, from Warner Bros. Television, to its Nick at Nite programming lineup beginning Oct. 4. Joining Warner Bros. Television hit sitcoms, including the Emmy (R) Award-winning series Friends and TV's number-one comedy series Young Sheldon, all six seasons (127 episodes) of Mike & Molly will bow on Nickelodeon's nighttime programming block through 2025, and will air regularly weekdays from 2 a.m.- 4 a.m. ET/PT.
Year to date, Nick at Nite ranks as cable's top network with Women 18-49 and is also currently delivering its highest share of Adults 18-49 since 2016. The highly successful Nick at Nite programming block of family comedies also includes popular Warner Bros. Television series Mom.
Billy Gardell and Melisa McCarthy star in this comedy about a working-class Chicago couple who had almost given up on love... but then found each other. Officer Mike Biggs (Gardell) is a good-hearted cop who works the beat with his fast-talking, wise guy partner, Officer Carl McMillan (Wilson). When he least expected it, Mike met Molly Flynn (McCarthy), an instantly likeable fourth grade teacher with whom he was immediately smitten. Their relationship blossomed, and after realizing they were meant for one another, they got married. Both Mike and Molly live with Molly's sexy older sister, Victoria (Katy Mixon), and their flirtatious, wine-loving mother, Joyce (Swoosie Kurtz). Mike and Carl frequent a diner where they've become friends with Senegalese waiter, Samuel (Nyambi Nyambi). Mike's other friend is Harry (David Anthony Higgins), who he met at a Cubs game. Often, Mike and Molly's relationship is complicated by interference from his mom, Peggy (Rondi Reed), Carl's grandma (Cleo King) and Joyce's husband, Vince (Louis Mustillo), who offer unsolicited advice on love. Aside from living under the same roof as his in-laws, Mike has to deal with his mom, his partner, Molly's family, and supporting his wife while riding the roller coaster of being married to a teacher-turned-aspiring author.
Created by Mark Roberts and executive produced by Chuck Lorre and Al Higgins, Mike & Molly is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television.
Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and globally, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).
Originally published: September 23, 2021.
Original source: Nickandmore!; Press release via TheFutonCritic.com; Additional source: Business Wire.