Trivia / Mike & Molly

  • The Cast Showoff: Katy Mixon has a beautiful singing voice and puts it to good use often.
  • Executive Meddling:
    • The show did undergo a shift in focus when showrunners changed. It became much more slapstick oriented and rather than an ensamble, seemed to become The Molly Show... It seems to have shifted back somewhat to focus a bit more on the ensemble again rather than just Molly hijinks recently, though.
    • The final shift in the last season away from the Molly slapstick hijinks back toward what the show had been before was a conscience effort on the part of the showrunner, who acknowledged that the change had gone over poorly with the audience and contributed to a decline in ratings. The final season was much better received as a result.
  • Fake Nationality: The character Samuel, a Senegalese immigrant, is played by Nyambi Nyambi, who is a Nigerian-American.
  • Name's the Same: Mike's partner has the first name of another Chicago-area cop.
    • Made all the more humorous when you see that the very same actor has made a string of guest appearances on the show and was the one who marries Mike and Molly.
  • Screwed by the Network: Despite being a moderate success in the ratings (not as big as Chuck Lorre'sThe Big Bang Theory or Two and a Half Men, but still steady), CBS pulled the plug with a shortened sixth season and never even told the cast. Melissa McCarthy found out about it through a statement co-star Rondi Reed made to the press.
  • Star-Making Role: Was this along with Bridesmaids for Melissa McCarthy.
  • Too Soon: The 3rd season finale was going to air on Monday 5/20/13 but was pulled rather quickly due to how it was going to be about how Chicago was hit by a Tornado. However due to the fact Oklahoma was substantially damaged by a Tornado recently CBS decided to pull the 3rd Season finale out and replaced it with a rerun. The finale eventually aired Thursday 5/29/13.


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