It was looking like Mike & Molly might be cancelled this time around but CBS has renewed it for a sixth season.
On Mike & Molly, Molly (Melissa McCarthy) pursues her career as a writer while Mike (Billy Gardell) continues working as a cop. The rest of the cast includes Swoosie Kurtz, Katy Mixon, Louis Mustillo, Reno Wilson, Cleo King, Rondi Reed, Nyambi Nyambi, and David Anthony Higgins.
The 13 episodes of season five that have aired so far have averaged a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.97 million viewers. Season-to-season, that’s down slightly in the demo but up a bit in viewership. It’s the sixth-highest rated sitcom on the network this season.
Mike & Molly producer Julie Bean posted an Instagram photo of executive producer Chuck Lorre delivering the news to the production team.
Mom has also been renewed for the 2015-16 season. The Big Bang Theory is one season into a three season renewal so Lorre will have at least three comedies on CBS next season.
What do you think? Are you glad that Mike & Molly is returning for a sixth season or do you think it should have been cancelled instead?