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'Mike & Molly' to return early as CBS pulls 'We Are Men' from Monday nights

After just two weeks, Monday nights on CBS are in for major shake-up.The Eye announced on Wednesday (Oct. 9) that freshman entry "We Are Men" would be pulled from the line-up after the show's two lackluster airings, paving the way for Season 4 of "Mike & Molly" (held for mid-season for just this reason) to bow earlier than planned.CBS isn't planning just a straight swap, though. It's shaking up more than a few things. "2 Broke Girls" will slide up from its current 9 p.m. slot into the vacant 8:30 position, with "Mike & Molly" kicking off Monday's second hour. Season 4 won't premiere until Nov. 4. In the interim, repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" will lead into "Mom" at 9:30.No decision has been made about the network's 10 p.m. hour, though new drama "Hostages" has proven to be a disappointment for the network. It seems that CBS is hoping its tinkering of the... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/mike-molly-to-return-early-as-cbs-pulls-we-are-men-from-monday-nights.html

CBS Cancels 'We Are Men,' Schedules 'Mike & Molly' Return for November

With the Monday lineup seeing a steep drop after "How I Met Your Mother," the network will also move "2 Broke Girls" into the 8:30 p.m. slot.              http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/h8JKvt5EEko/story01.htm

Susan Sarandon Books Guest Gig on ‘Mike & Molly’

Susan Sarandon is coming to “Mike & Molly.” The “Dead Man Walking” actress has been booked for a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom, playing  J.C. Small,  a literary icon and an idol to Molly Flynn (played by Melissa McCarthy).   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/susan-sarandon-books-guest-gig-on-mike-molly/

Mike and Molly’s Melissa McCarthy Responds to “Tractor-Sized” Insult

New York Observer critic Rex Reed made headlines a few weeks back when reviewing Melissa McCarthy’s movie, Identity Thief. He described her as “tractor-sized,” and the Mike and Molly star has remained silent on the insult until now, speaking to the New York Times. Reed’s extended on McCarthy reads: “a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success.” McCarthy finally found the words to respond to Reed, and is taking the high road as anyone who knows her might expect. READ MORE...

TV ratings: 'Hannibal' and 'Rookie Blue' hold steady; CBS wins viewers on reruns

Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 30, 2013In the wake of a 13-episode Season 2 pickup, "Hannibal" stayed in line with its typical ratings -- it also is a show boosted considerably by viewers who watch within three or seven days of the show airing.Elsewhere, "Rookie Blue" and "Motive" each lost less than 200,000 viewers from their premieres a week ago, while NBC's "Save Me" dipped from 3 million viewers for its premiere last week to 2.6 million.Reruns and the "Mike & Molly" finale won the night for CBS, which earned 6.9 million viewers and a 4.6 rating/8 share in households. ABC was second at 5.3 million, 3.5/6, followed by FOX at 3.8 million, 2.4/4, NBC at 2.3 million, 1.6/3 and the CW at 1.27 million, 0.8/1.In the adults 18-49 demo, FOX's reality shows won with a 1.5, followed by CBS at 1.4, ABC at 1.2, NBC at 0.8 and the CW at 0.4.Thursday hour... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/tv-ratings-hannibal-and-rookie-blue-hold-steady-cbs-wins-viewers-on-reruns.html

'Mike & Molly' Season 3 Finale to Air Thursday, May 30

The third season finale of MIKE & MOLLY has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 30 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/0A-c1XdrpBw/

'Mike & Molly' Season 3 finale pulled from CBS after Oklahoma tornadoes

CBS is postponing the season finale of its comedy "Mike & Molly" in the aftermath of devastating tornadoes that hit Oklahoma and other parts of the central United States in the past couple of days.The show's third-season finale deals in part with a tornado bearing down on Chicago, which leads Mike (Billy Gardell) and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) to make a couple of big confessions to each other. The network says in a statement that "due to the tragic events in Oklahoma" this afternoon, it's pre-empting the episode. A repeat will air in its place at 9:30 p.m. ET, and the finale will be rescheduled for "an appropriate date."A huge tornado struck near Oklahoma City early Monday afternoon, leveling buildings and creating a wide swath of damage. The twister follows several others touching down Oklahoma and Kansas over the weekend.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/mike-molly-season-3-finale-pulled-from-cbs-after-oklahoma-tornadoes.html

'Mike and Molly' Left by Its Creator

Creator and showrunner Mark Roberts quits the Melissa McCarthy -starring comedy series and will be replaced by Al Higgins. Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00060428.html

Mike & Molly Season 3 Finale 2013 “Windy City”

Mike & Molly Season 3 Episode 23 “Windy City” airs Monday May 20 2013 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis: Mike & Molly Season 3 Episode 23 “Windy City” – Mike and Carl get stuck working at the Renaissance Faire after their boss, Patrick, gets dumped by Mike’s mother. Later, as a tornado descends on Chicago, Mike and Molly each confess important news to each other, on the third season finale of MIKE & MOLLY, Monday, May 20 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Gerald McRaney guest stars as Police Captain Patrick Murphy, Mike’s boss. Jim Beaver guest stars as Dwight. READ MORE...

'Mike & Molly' Showrunner Mark Roberts Steps Down

"Mike & Molly" creator Mark Roberts has stepped down as showrunner from the CBS comedy, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap . Roberts has been with the comedy for its entire three-season run. He's leaving the show to focus on other projects. Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/music/tv/article/mike-molly-showrunner-mark-roberts-steps-down-92501
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