Profile of Mike and Molly
Reno Wilson plays Carl, Mike's
Hi! I'm Lauren Zima for About.com, and here's a look at CBS's primetime sitcom, Mike and Molly.The show takes place in downtown Chicago and features the relationship between police officer, Mike Biggs, played by Billy Gardell, and elementary school teacher, Molly Flynn, played by Melissa McCarthy.Sparks fly between the plus-sized couple when they meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. The light-hearted sitcom has its share of one-liner fat jokes and there is plenty of witty interaction between Swoosie Kurtz and Katy Mixon playing Molly's mom and sister, as well as Reno Wilson, who play's Mike's police partner, Carl.Initial reviews for Mike and Molly were fairly positive, praising CBS and it's king of sitcoms, producer, Chuck Lorre, for creating a show focusing a demographic not usually featured on television. But the show was also criticized for taking too many cheap shots with fat jokes.Despite whatever critics had to say, in its debut year in 2010, Mike and Molly quickly became one of CBS's most popular shows and in September of 2011, Melissa McCarthy won Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards.Thanks for watching our profile of Mike and Molly. For more, be sure to check out About.com.