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Molly's New Diet is a Lot Like Her Old Diet on 'Mike & Molly' Premiere (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 27th 2011 5:45AM
'Mike & Molly' - 'Goin' Fishin''After snagging Emmy gold for her portrayal of Molly on 'Mike & Molly' (Mon., 9:30PM ET on CBS), there's a good chance a lot of new eyes will be checking Melissa McCarthy's work on the show's Season 2 premiere. It doesn't hurt that it's airing after the rebooted 'Two and a Half Men,' coming off a record debut last week.

As expected, McCarthy is endearing and delightful, even if the show around her remains fairly standard sitcom fare. It's certainly pleasant enough, with enough fun laughs along the way. And it stays true to the characters, without avoiding the fact that they're plus-sized people.

When Mike and Molly fight, Molly resorts to pancakes to battle her frustrations. It's a struggle with food and emotions that many people can relate to, and that's part of what makes 'Mike & Molly' so believable, even when they manage to resolve all their problems in 22 minutes each week.

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Alec Baldwin Breaks 'SNL' Record by Hosting Season 37 Premiere

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 3rd 2011 5:00AM
Alec BaldwinHis Schweddy Balls are already the stuff of legend, and now 'Saturday Night Live' frequent flyer Alec Baldwin is set to break the long-running show's hosting record.

Baldwin is currently tied with Steve Martin for the 'SNL' record after he hosted the show for the 15th time last year. However, executive producer Lorne Michaels told reporters that Baldwin is now set to break Martin's record by hosting the Season 37 premiere in the fall.

'Mike & Molly' star Melissa McCarthy is lined up to host the second episode of the new season.

Baldwin pulls double duty as the star of Michaels' other NBC show, '30 Rock,' which is, of course, a fictionalized version of 'SNL.'

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Swoosie Kurtz: My 'Mike & Molly' Role Tickles My 'Sexual Funny Bone' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 28th 2011 6:45PM
Swoosie Kurtz says she loves her 'Mike & Molly' character on 'The Talk'Swoosie Kurtz loves playing Joyce Flynn, Molly's sexually free, outspoken mom on 'Mike & Molly.' Kurtz said Thursday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) that she takes pride in how her character busts the mom stereotype, calling Joyce "the naughtiest, bawdiest, juiciest woman on television of my age rank."

Sharon Osbourne, who is 58, agreed, saying she related to the character, which Kurtz seemed happy to hear. "It's just so wonderful to be able to see, to allow a woman in my age range to be so sexually, wildly inappropriate but outspoken," said Kurtz. "We're so used to seeing it from hot, upscale young women in New York City, like on 'Sex and the City,' and you kind of expect that. I just think it's wonderful."

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Melissa McCarthy Learns About Her Emmy Nomination on Live TV (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 14th 2011 12:15PM
Melissa McCarthy learns about her Emmy nomination on Live TV.Melissa McCarthy was on live TV when she learned about her 2011 Emmy nomination for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

McCarthy and Joshua Jackson announced the nominees on a broadcast carried by 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC). It's safe to say McCarthy was surprised.

After Jackson read the lead actress nominees, a flustered McCarthy had to read the lead actor nominees.

"Okay," she said, breathing deeply, "keep it together." She did, indeed, keep her composure, though she seemed like she wanted to shout and celebrate while reading the actors' names. Click here for a complete list of the Emmy nominees.

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Billy Gardell Says Melissa McCarthy Is Famous, He's Vaguely Recognized (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 6th 2011 4:03AM
Billy Gardell, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'He may have a starring role in a hit television sitcom, but Billy Gardel told 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) that he has no delusions of stardom. His co-star, Melissa McCarthy, though? Gardell says she's famous now after stealing the show in the 'Bridesmaids' movie.

"I'm still getting those looks like they're not sure," he explained. "I get that look on the street like, 'Are you on TV or did you fix our toilet? I know I know you from somewhere.'"

If that's the case now, it's only going to be a matter of time before Gardell's face is known by more people. If nothing else, McCarthy's success in 'Bridesmaids' could draw more viewers to the second season of 'Mike & Molly' this fall, which would help Gardell's star rise as well. It's a win-win-win (the third one is for us, because we get another season of their irresistible adorableness).

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Melissa McCarthy Lands in New Lorre Comedy Pilot

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 28th 2010 11:15AM
melissa_mccarthy_abc_samantha_whoLooking into future for CBS comedy, it seems likely that Chuck Lorre will be a part of it. He's already the key component in the success of 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Two and a Half Men,' so chances are the Tiffany network would like to see what he has in store next. That will probably be 'Mike and Molly,' a pilot that is currently in production starring Billy Gardell as a fat, charming cop who meets the girl of his dreams at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.

The girl, Molly, is going to be played by Melissa McCarthy. The fact that Melissa McCarthy will be in 'Mike and Molly' has made me want to watch it. How great is it that Sookie from 'Gilmore Girls' is getting the star turn! For fans of 'Gilmore Girls,' Sookie was always an adorable sidekick to Lorelai, and Melissa McCarthy was wonderful in the role. She was equally kooky and lovable on 'Samantha Who?' as Dena. I have no doubt that she's going be be terrific on 'Mike and Molly.'

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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.

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