US sitcom Mike & Molly is set to end with its sixth season, according to one of the cast members.
Rondi Reed, who plays Mike’s mother Margaret “Peggy” Biggs posted on Facebook: “Before you hear it elsewhere (and some already have) this is the final and sixth season of Mike & Molly on CBS.
“It is also a shortened season (13 episodes) after the announced full renewal of 22 episodes back in March by the network. We are done taping as of Jan. 27, 2016, and I am not sure exactly when/if the episodes will all be aired.
“The network has its reasons, and I will not get into a debate, discussion or campaign to get them to change their minds. Other venues were explored by WB and Bonanza Productions (Chuck Lorre) after CBS announced their intentions, but did not turn up a future for our show.
“It is a fact and we have known for a few weeks. I remain extremely grateful to have been a part of this and to have worked with a fabulous bunch of folks over the years. I have learned a lot about many things, including the business we call show. Also grateful for all the fans and for the personal support I have received over the (almost) six seasons. Stewart Talent has guided me every step of the way on this journey and for that I am also forever grateful.”
The series will return in the US for its sixth season on January 6th with 2 Broke Girls. Season six will mark the first time the series has received anything less than a 22-episode order.
CBS & Warner Bros. TV are yet to comment.
Source: Hollywood Reporter