FX Reaches Syndication Deal For ‘Mike & Molly’

FX will air off-network episodes of CBS comedy series Mike & Molly, the network said Monday.

Mike & Molly, which stars Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy, will air regularly four nights a week on FX beginning Sept. 23 and will join fellow CBS series How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men as part of FX Networks’ growing library of acquired comedies.

Created by Mark Roberts and executive produced by Chuck Lorre and Al Higgins, Mike & Molly is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television. 

 “Mike & Molly’s endearing characters and consistently funny writing make it a great fit for FX,” said Chuck Saftler, president of program strategy and CEO for FX Networks.  “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Chuck Lorre, and welcoming Al Higgins and the rest of the team to the network.”

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