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CBS Orders New Show From 'Two and a Half Men' Creator

by Scott Harris, posted May 14th 2010 11:40AM
First he brought us the hilarious romantic misadventures of two wildly opposite brothers and a snarky kid. Then he reminded America that it's okay to make fun of nerds. Now producer Chuck Lorre has set his sights on his next groundbreaking comedic target: fat people.

Yes, get ready for more sitcom magic, as CBS has unofficially given the greenlight to Lorre's latest project, 'Mike and Molly,' which according to Entertainment Weekly is a "romantic tale about an overweight police officer" and a "pleasantly plump gal" who end up meeting at, you guessed it, Overeaters Anonymous.

Lorre, of course, is no stranger to satisfying middlebrow sitcom needs. His hit 'Two and a Half Men' has dominated ratings for years, while 'The Big Bang Theory' has also slowly built up a solid fan base. This time around, Lorre will be turning to veteran TV stars Billy Gardell ('My Name is Earl') and Melissa McCarthy (the always charming Sookie from 'Gilmore Girls') to deliver the goods. Also on board are Katy Mixon ('Eastbound & Down') and Swoosie Kurtz ('Pushing Daisies').

So can Lorre catch lightning in a bottle a third time by catering to the 'Biggest Loser' crowd? Or will fans finally tire of his reliance on the junior high trifecta of sex jokes, nerd jokes and fat jokes? Vote now and let us know what you think of Lorre's latest project:

Does 'Mike and Molly' Sound Like A Good Idea?
Yes, everything Chuck Lorre does is funny!99 (53.8%)
Lorre's other shows are lame, but this sounds interesting.6 (3.3%)
Lorre's other shows are cool, but this sounds lame.61 (33.2%)
Another horrible idea from Chuck Lorre. Ugh!18 (9.8%)

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