UPDATE 5/14: CBS ordered the pilot to series today.
Nothing’s official yet, but it looks like CBS is oh-so-close to ordering a third comedy from Chuck Lorre, the uber-producr behind the network’s hit shows Two and A Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. The multi-camera sitcom is called Mike and Molly, a romantic tale about an overweight police officer named Mike (My Name is Earl’s Billy Gardell), and a pleasantly plump gal named Molly (Gilmore Girls’ Melissa McCarthy) who meet at Overeaters Anonymous. A pickup announcement is expected as early as today (May 14).
CBS will announce its fall lineup next week in New York. Mike and Molly is also executive produced by Mark Roberts (Two and a Half Men) and directed by James Burrows. It also stars Katy Mixon (Eastbound & Down) and Swoosie Kurtz (Pushing Daisies).