All hope of fans petition to save Mike & Molly has come to an end as the cast is moving on to new gigs. Mike & Molly co-star Katy Mixon the loveable sometimes scene stealing pot smoking sister of the shows main character Molly has landed a lead role on a new network. As the lead she finally gets her time to shine or fail; I always felt that on M&M her character had so much scene stealing potential but she stayed in her lane, her character reminded me a lot of Jackee’s character in 227. Larger than life, buxom, sexually charged and filled with one liners. However, she never quite went over the top enough to really steal the show.
With her moving on to a new network this means there’s no hope of saving Mike & Molly. Here are the details from TVline.com
Five weeks after CBS double-secret officially confirmed that the Melissa McCarthy-fronted sitcom is in its farewell run, Katy Mixon has booked the lead role in the ABC comedy pilot The Second-Fattest Housewife in Westport.
Penned by Sarah Dunn (Manhattan Love Story, Spin City), the single-camera comedy is narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother who is raising her flawed family in a wealthy Connecticut enclave filled with “perfect” wives and their “perfect” offspring.
Mixon’s previous TV credits also include Eastbound & Down and Two and a Half Men.Currently on hiatus after a brief Wednesday run, Mike & Molly will resume its sixth and final season at a date TBD.