Report: FX Lands Off-Network Syndication Rights To ‘Mike & Molly’

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July 3rd, 2012

 

According to Deadline, Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution has reached a deal with FX for exclusive syndication rights to CBS sitcom Mike & Molly. Expect an official press release soon.

 
  • Lucas

    Nice =D!! Love Melissa McCarthy since Gilmore Girls =D!!!

  • J.G.

    FX? That’s certainly not gonna help with its slightly bi-polar (or tri-polar) brand.

  • Nick

    Awesome show. (:

  • hubertwentland5

    4 seasons granted? the show hit 2.9 after TAAHM. it won’t do great this fall, led-in by 2BG.

  • Ultima

    @hubertwentland
    the show hit 2.9 after TAAHM. it won’t do great this fall

    You make a season low of 2.9 sound bad; it’s not. Mike & Molly averaged a 3.7 this season, up ~10% year-to-year, and was the sixth highest rated sitcom overall (and the five ahead of it already have syndication deals).

  • Nick

    @Hubertwetland5
    TAAHM was a bad lead-in for Mike & Molly. The two shows are NOTHING alike. It might get better retention out of 2 Broke Girls.

  • tv#1

    Not a fan of this series. I could never get into it. I don’t hold it against Chuck Lorre though. He did create two of my favorite comedy series (2.5 Men, The Big Bang Theory).

  • iMac

    I have always HATED TAAHM and it was awkward tuning in for 2BG, finding something to do for 1/2 hour, then tuning back into to M&M. It will be a better lead-in for sure.

  • DenverDean

    ITA with @J.G. weird acquisition for the FX brand. Much better suited for TBS.

  • Lamdog

    Dude need to lose weight.

  • Oliver

    All Chuck Lorre shows are alike in terms of style and humor, and Two and a Half Men’s ratings were so high in the Fall that its lead-out was always going to see its ratings improve.

  • Jay

    Never watched the show, but judging by that photo the main guy needs to lose some serious weight. Melissa is regular-people-fat but he just looks horribly unhealthy…

  • Oliver

    Billy Gardell has lost serious weight. The above is a promo from the pilot, and he’s lost something like 50lbs since then. He’s still huge, though.

  • SteveO

    That’s a very interesting pick for the network… would not have guessed that one.

  • Dizzy

    I wonder what network will grab Whitney when its syndication time comes up.

  • RyanCanada

    well deserved, i wonder how much they get for syndication

  • disney rocks

    FX should also pick up New Girl.

  • Jay S.

    FX seems to be learning that to be a big ratings success, quality is not the way to go. We won’t be seeing any more Louies or Terriers in FX’s future.

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    Dizzy

    WE network or Lifetime?

  • ToXiX

    Cool news about Mike & Molly, it’s and okay show. 2.5 Men & TBBT are better.
    Carl is my favorite part of M&M.

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