Mike & Molly showrunner quits following dispute with crew
Mike & Molly creator, Mark Roberts has quit the show to pursue other projects, it has been revealed.
Roberts, who created the popular American sitcom said that he wants to focus on other projects following three successful seasons of Mike & Molly. We hear that there’s been some disputes between Roberts and the crew of the show as of late – seems he’s being a tad PC with his statement.
Co-Executive Producer, Al Higgins will now take up the position of showrunner in Roberts’ absence.
It has also been noted that the show has been held back until midseason, according to CBS’ 2013/14 fall season schedule which was released last week. It is unknown why it has been held back, but the show will return for a 22-episode run.
Speaking about postponing the premiere of the fourth season, CBS president, Nina Tassler said: “It’s a show that we love, and it puts us in a great place strategically when we talk about getting more originals, less repeats”.
Mike & Molly stars Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell as Molly Flynn and Mike Biggs. They play a couple who meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting in Chicago. Molly, who is a primary school teacher, invites Mike – who is a police officer – to give a talk to her class, and one thing leads to another and the pair start dating.
Molly lives at home with her mother whilst Mike lives alone in an apartment, but his friend, Carl, who is also in the police force, keeps him company.