Fall TV preview: Mike & Molly | EW.com

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Fall TV preview: Mike & Molly

New Comedy, 9:30-10 PM, CBS

Just your average romantic comedy about a couple who find each other and fall in love…at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. The couple in question is beat cop Mike (My Name Is Earl’s Billy Gardell) and elementary school teacher Molly (Gilmore Girls’ Melissa McCarthy). ”The idea of making them real people, working-class folk, made it [very] appealing,” says creator Mark Roberts. That was especially good news to Gardell, a comic who until now believed his girth would put a limit on the number of roles he’d attract in Hollywood. ”I always thought I’d be the neighbor or the bad guy in a kids’ movie,” says Gardell. ”To have this happen, it’s been a dream.” SEPT. 20