Mike & Molly: Zee Café’s new sitcom starts this Tuesday – September 13, 2011

A new American sitcom, Mike & Molly is all set to hit the Zee Café screens on September 13 at 2300 hrs. Set in Chicago, Illinois, the series is centered around the love story of two ordinary yet extraordinary people, Mike Biggs (Billy Gardell) and Molly Flynn (Melissa McCarthy). Mike Biggs is a police officer who wants to shed some pounds and Molly Flynn is a fourth-grade teacher wanting to embrace her curves. The two meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting and become an unlikely pair.

But falling in love is no easy task, especially when surrounded by friends and family who are just a little too close and a little too opinionated. That’s why while Mike & Molly are learning to open up and trust one another with the help of each other, they also have to deal with the comments, jokes, and criticism from Mike’s fast-talking partner Carl McMillan (Reno Wilson) and his witty sarcastic mother Peggy (Rondi Reed), Molly’s slim, promiscuous sister Victoria (Katy Mixon) and nymphomaniac mother Joyce (Swoosie Kurtz), Samuel (Nyambi Nyambi), a Senegalese waiter at the officers’ favorite restaurant, and Vince, Molly’s mother’s boyfriend, with a smart tongue. Mike also gets some dating advice from Carl’s grandmother Nana (Cleo King).

Mike & Molly has claimed 2011 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Melissa McCarthy 2011 and was also nominated for People’s Choice Award Favorite New TV Comedy. In addition to the endearing performances of Bill Gardell as Mike and Melissa McCarthy as Molly, Swoosie Kurtz has received delightful reviews as Molly’s thin mom who enjoys devil’s food cake while trying to persuade her weight-challenged daughter that she’s “just big boned”. Reno Wilson also turns in an excellent performance as Mike’s protective cop partner.

From the hilarious minds of ‘Two and a Half Men’— Mark Roberts & Chuck Lorre, this multi-camera romantic comedy gets down to the nitty-gritty of what it means for Mike and Molly to start a relationship amongst all the disruptions and chaos that befall two good-natured people just trying to find a little slice of happiness.

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