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Melissa McCarthy’s sitcom Mike & Molly is OFFICIALLY cancelled by CBS one month after news leaked the series was ending after season six

Mike & Molly is officially finished.

CBS confirmed on Tuesday that the show has been cancelled after six seasons.

The comedy series, which stars Melissa McCarthy, only returned to TV screens on Wednesday.

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The end: Mike & Molly officially cancelled by CBS in its sixth season... one month after news was leaked by cast member 

The end: Mike & Molly officially cancelled by CBS in its sixth season… one month after news was leaked by cast member

The network’s entertainment president Glenn Geller told the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena that the current season would be the last.

‘These decisions are really challenging and I have a tremendous amount of respect for Chuck Lorre, Melissa, and Billy [Gardell], the whole cast and crew,’ he said.

‘Everyone worked so hard on this show. They literally put blood, sweat, and tears into the program. But I can confirm that this will be the last season of Mike & Molly.’

The news first leaked last month when Rondi Reed, who plays Mike’s mother Margaret ‘Peggy’ Biggs, posted it on her Facebook page.

‘Before you hear it elsewhere (and some already have) this is the Final and 6th Season of MIKE & MOLLY on CBS,’ she wrote, adding that the full renewal of the normal 22 episodes was also being shortened back to just 13.

Sad: At Sunday night's Golden Globes, McCarthy admitted she burst into tears when she first learned the news

Sad: At Sunday night’s Golden Globes, McCarthy admitted she burst into tears when she first learned the news

‘The network has it’s reasons, and I will not get into a debate, discussion, or campaign to get them to change their minds,’ she wrote.

‘Other venues were explored by WB and Bonanza Productions (Chuck Lorre) after CBS announced their intentions, but did not turn up a future for our show. It is a fact and we have known for a few weeks.

She added that she was ‘extremely grateful’ to have worked with a ‘fabulous bunch of folks’, adding somewhat cryptically that she had ‘learned a lot about many things, including the Business we call Show’.

Harbinger: The news first leaked last month when Rondi Reed (R), who plays Mike's mother Margaret 'Peggy' Biggs, posted it on her Facebook page.

Harbinger: The news first leaked last month when Rondi Reed (R), who plays Mike’s mother Margaret ‘Peggy’ Biggs, posted it on her Facebook page.

At Sunday night’s Golden Globes, McCarthy admitted she burst into tears when she first learned the news.

‘It’s really heartbreaking,’ she told ET. ‘I burst out crying. I think it’s going to be a rough three weeks.

‘That’s my second family. I’m going to miss it so much, I almost can’t talk about it, but you know what? It’s not very often that you get six years with people that you really do truly love and good work that you’re proud of. I think they wrote a hell of a show.’

The series, which tells the story of a couple who meet at an over-eaters anonymous group and fall in love, first aired in September 2010, bringing in around 10million viewers per episode.

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