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Old 07-13-2014, 01:46 PM   #91
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There must be enough for syndication is coming to station near me this September.

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Old 07-13-2014, 06:04 PM   #92
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Or, as some if us maintained, she was going through a change of career and her reactions were within character and others were overreacting to an episode or two.
I do not think it was an over reaction.
It certainly appeared on the surface they had decided to take the show in a whole new direction focusing on Molly and dissing the supporting cast.

That was not the case in the 2014 episodes and I think it got better as the season went along - and by better, I mean returned to its roots.

Still wish they would bring back the old opening credits.

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There must be enough for syndication is coming to station near me this September.
92 episodes in the can as of the past season.

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Old 08-06-2014, 01:05 PM   #94
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Sorry I am late to the party, I just got to Season 4. I am here now to vent. WHAT THE HELL!?!?!?!?! Leave it up to an executive to take something great, "fix it", and turn it into garbage. Granted I am only one episode in, but I think I'm done. You can't just take an entire season and act like it didn't happen. Sorry, that isn't how it works. Why should I get invested in this new show? How do I know that Season 5 will not turn into a show about a single lady named Molly who just moved to the big city from the country? This new direction is an insult to the viewers who spent 3 seasons falling in love with characters, and we finally get to the apex of the whole series in the S3 finale just to have it erased like none of it ever happened in the opening of S4. Unreal. I can't think of any other show in the history of television that "rebooted" itself after three successful seasons.

Also, it is very uncool to not come out with the news that Molly isn't pregnant from the opening scene. The last thing we hear she is pregnant, next thing we know she is rolling out of windows and getting drunk. I thought I lost my mind or watched them out of order for a second there.

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Old 08-06-2014, 01:47 PM   #95
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Ya I don't know what it is with producers and season 4. They are doing the same thing with another season 4 show I watch 'suits'

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Sorry I am late to the party, I just got to Season 4. I am here now to vent. WHAT THE HELL!?!?!?!?! Leave it up to an executive to take something great, "fix it", and turn it into garbage. Granted I am only one episode in, but I think I'm done
First, you're right. But stick with it, they got back on track.

I remember the Internet was abuzz when this past season started, as the first few episodes were not "Mike & Molly". Certainly not the M&M we loved. Lots of WTF posts.

But before too many episodes, they quickly righted the ship. So stick it out, you'll be rewarded with the old M&M.

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Next thing you know someone will come here to the forum, perhaps the "annoy" thread, and complain that Ghostbusters 2 has really dropped the ball!

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Old 08-07-2014, 08:38 AM   #98
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I watched the second episode last night, and it was funny. They have basically changed Molly's character into one of her movie personas. Everyone else on the show is the same, but she is now a crazy whack-a-do.

Come on. In the world of DVR viewing being a season behind on a TV show isn't that uncommon.

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FX will have it too, starting with a marathon today.

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A little OT... Where are the continuity editors? The last episode with the fishing trip? They had the guy's motor home in a driveway right next to the house. This week's episode? A clear shot of the house with no driveways in sight.

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Old 01-13-2015, 12:00 PM   #101
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A little OT... Where are the continuity editors? The last episode with the fishing trip? They had the guy's motor home in a driveway right next to the house. This week's episode? A clear shot of the house with no driveways in sight.
And, I was a little confused about the whole book thing. Last week she finished her book and then this week, she was actively working on a book. I realize that she's a writer and that's what she does for a living now, but there wasn't really any mention about her starting another one. I assume that last week's book that she was agonizing over not being good enough was OK and they asked her for more?

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Yeah I was confused by that as well but I glossed over that part.

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Old 12-13-2015, 06:32 PM   #103
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Cancelled.

http://tvline.com/2015/12/13/mike-mo...-cbs-season-7/

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Mike & Molly Cancelled, Says Co-Star

Mike & Molly‘s upcoming season apparently will be its last.

Echoing conventional wisdom born of the news that Season 6 had been trimmed to 13 episodes, actress Rondi Reed — who plays Mike’s mother Peggy on the CBS sitcom — says the cast has known “for a few weeks” that this is the end.

“This is the final and sixth season of Mike & Molly on CBS…. We are done taping as of January 27th,” Reed shared in a Facebook post this week. “Other venues were explored by [Warner Bros. TV] and [Chuck Lorre’s] Bonanza Productions after CBS announced their intentions, but did not turn up a future for our show.”

A CBS spokesperson did not immediately respond to TVLine’s request on Sunday afternoon for comment.

News of Mike & Molly‘s truncated season emerged when CBS’ midseason schedule showed the sitcom — which stars Emmy winner-turned-Oscar-nominated film star Melissa McCarthy opposite Billy Gardell — forming a new Wednesday comedy block with 2 Broke Girls for just seven weeks, starting Jan. 7. After that, Season 6’s remaining episodes will be scheduled opportunistically at a date TBA.

Mike & Molly averaged north of 11 million weekly viewers and a 3.4 demo rating during its freshman run. Season 5 averaged 7.4 mil and a 2.0.

Mike & Molly is returning on Wed Jan 6. 8:30/7:30C. Note this is a new time & night for M&M. The article says Jan 7, but that's an error.

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Very bummed about it getting cancelled. I'm sure Mccarthy's movie career is a big part of it.

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Old 12-13-2015, 09:10 PM   #105
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Weird I just came here to post about it and The Odd Couple that they must be like Rules Of Engagement not cancelled but only there to use when needed.

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Old 12-13-2015, 09:26 PM   #106
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Weird I just came here to post about it and The Odd Couple that they must be like Rules Of Engagement not cancelled but only there to use when needed.
The industry slang is "spackle" - the show exists to fill a hole in the schedule. It's not an uncommon thing.

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That's a bummer. I really enjoyed this show.

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I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did. Mccarthy's movie career is blowing up and I'm sure it was expensive to keep her on the show especially with drooping ratings.

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It seems like a 2.0 rating from a sitcom is still something a lot of sitcoms would envy.

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The show completely lost it's way around the time they changed the opening credits and tried to cater to McCarthy's popularity.

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I hope Swoosie Kurtz get's another sitcom, she was the only reason I watched.

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The show completely lost it's way around the time they changed the opening credits and tried to cater to McCarthy's popularity.
Totally disagree. The couple of shows around that time were a bit rough but the show is almost exactly the same as when it started.

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I canceled my SP a couple years back. (after the tornado episode) I just lost interest, built up an entire season I didn't watch, then tried to watch one episode and it was stupid so I deleted the season and canceled the SP. It might have gotten better again after that, I'm not sure. (I did the same thing with 2 Broke Girls)

I think most sitcoms are just trying to make it to the magic 100 episode number so that they can get the sweet syndication deal. This one surpassed that so we'll likely see it in the nightly rotation soon if it's not already.

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I canceled my SP a couple years back. (after the tornado episode) I just lost interest, built up an entire season I didn't watch, then tried to watch one episode and it was stupid so I deleted the season and canceled the SP. It might have gotten better again after that, I'm not sure. (I did the same thing with 2 Broke Girls) I think most sitcoms are just trying to make it to the magic 100 episode number so that they can get the sweet syndication deal. This one surpassed that so we'll likely see it in the nightly rotation soon if it's not already.
Already in syndication.

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Totally disagree. The couple of shows around that time were a bit rough but the show is almost exactly the same as when it started.
I don't know if I would say it lost its way, but the show did change a lot in tone at some point... maybe it was when the credits changed, I don't know. I have TiVo, I don't even know what the credits look like. But I do not enjoy it now as much as the first couple seasons.

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There was a point at which the writers dramatically changed the story. They had Molly quit teaching, and she became this wildcard character. She wanted to be a writer, but they had her doing wacky stuff, totally out of character for Molly, although more like MM's movie characters (coincidental?). It started at the beginning of Season Four. Remember the ride-along, where she went bat-**** crazy?

Everyone I know who watched M&M hated this change. It was so out of character that it made no sense, and really changed the dynamics of the show. I guess the writers realized this, as after a few episodes she reverted back to Molly. I don't have the ratings handy, but would guess they lost some viewers at this point.

The show that actually started this change was called "Molly Unleashed". Appropriate title, eh? It was S4E1, Nov 4 2013.

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There was a point at which the writers dramatically changed the story. They had Molly quit teaching, and she became this wildcard character. She wanted to be a writer, but they had her doing wacky stuff, totally out of character for Molly, although more like MM's movie characters (coincidental?). It started at the beginning of Season Four. Remember the ride-along, where she went bat-**** crazy?

Everyone I know who watched M&M hated this change. It was so out of character that it made no sense, and really changed the dynamics of the show. I guess the writers realized this, as after a few episodes she reverted back to Molly. I don't have the ratings handy, but would guess they lost some viewers at this point.

The show that actually started this change was called "Molly Unleashed". Appropriate title, eh? It was S4E1, Nov 4 2013.

Yep, that's when the show jumped the shark IMO. I gave it a few eps after that, but basically quit watching when that happened.

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There was a point at which the writers dramatically changed the story. They had Molly quit teaching, and she became this wildcard character. She wanted to be a writer, but they had her doing wacky stuff, totally out of character for Molly, although more like MM's movie characters (coincidental?). It started at the beginning of Season Four. Remember the ride-along, where she went bat-**** crazy?

Everyone I know who watched M&M hated this change. It was so out of character that it made no sense, and really changed the dynamics of the show. I guess the writers realized this, as after a few episodes she reverted back to Molly. I don't have the ratings handy, but would guess they lost some viewers at this point.

The show that actually started this change was called "Molly Unleashed". Appropriate title, eh? It was S4E1, Nov 4 2013.
Yup. We dumped it at that point. One minute she is pregnant and the next she isn't, quits teaching(?), and is getting in drunken fights at bars. No thanks.

I too heard it went back to more of what it was but the damage was done for us.

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There was a point at which the writers dramatically changed the story. They had Molly quit teaching, and she became this wildcard character. She wanted to be a writer, but they had her doing wacky stuff, totally out of character for Molly, although more like MM's movie characters (coincidental?). It started at the beginning of Season Four. Remember the ride-along, where she went bat-**** crazy?

Everyone I know who watched M&M hated this change. It was so out of character that it made no sense, and really changed the dynamics of the show. I guess the writers realized this, as after a few episodes she reverted back to Molly. I don't have the ratings handy, but would guess they lost some viewers at this point.

The show that actually started this change was called "Molly Unleashed". Appropriate title, eh? It was S4E1, Nov 4 2013.
I think they were going that way but Molly seems back to the same old Molly. It is just that the disruption happened and a lot of people are sensitive to any perceived changes in Molly since then. The ad campaign did not help. She isn't really that different (she just lost her way for a few weeks...as people do) but the campaign pointed it out.

I have had this discussion before in these forums. People claim changes because the perception changes more than the actual change happens. In this case, there was a short change but the show and she are back to where they were. But the "damage" was done. That I agree with.

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I thought that she reverted back to normal Molly fairly quickly, but like you said, the damage was done.

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