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CBS Picks Up Chuck Lorre Sitcom 'Mike and Molly'

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Dec 17th 2009 11:00AM
CBS is betting on Chuck Lorre once again.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms the network has handed Lorre a pilot order to begin work on 'Mike and Molly,' a comedy about an overweight couple who meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Lorre will team with 'Two and a Half Men' producer Mark Roberts, who will write the pilot. No word yet on a premiere date.CBS is betting on Chuck Lorre once again.

The Hollywood Reporter
confirms the network has handed Lorre a pilot order to begin work on 'Mike and Molly,' a comedy about an overweight couple who meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Lorre will team with 'Two and a Half Men' producer Mark Roberts, who will write the pilot. No word yet on a premiere date.

CBS purchased 'Mike and Molly' in a hurry, hoping to capitalize on Lorre's winning touch -- and for good reason. As executive producer of 'Men,' Lorre and his cast and crew have picked up five Emmys. Now in its seventh season on CBS, the series continually draws anywhere from 13 to 16 million viewers, and is currently ranked thirteenth in total viewers.

'The Big Bang Theory,' meanwhile, has enjoyed a season of staggering ratings, pulling in as much as 14.28 million viewers, an all-time high for the show.

Previously, Lorre worked on shows like 'Roseanne,' 'Grace Under Fire,' 'Cybil' and 'Dharma and Greg.'


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lencowskij

Molly is my favorite female character on TV HANDS DOWN!!!! Love her sensabilities and smartness.

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