Melissa McCarthy (Sookie on Gilmore Girls) did not originally want to be a part of Mike and Molly, her upcoming CBS sitcom, according to a recent interview. Melissa feared a show about two characters who meet at Overeaters Anonymous would have “cheap writing,” but she is glad she was convinced to give the show a shot.
McCarthy plays a fourth-grade teacher and co-star Billy Gardell is a Chicago cop. Though the show depicts them dealing with weight issues, it also shows them struggling with shyness and self-confidence.
We’re glad Melissa gave the show another chance and I look forward to the “real” aspect of this comedy – with Melissa finally in a lead role!!
Stay tuned to see Melissa return to tv on September 20th.