Zee Café to air Mike & Molly

Mumbai, Sept 9 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Leading English entertainment channel Zee Café is all set to showcase a new American sitcom, Mike & Molly.

The show will hit Zee Café screens on Sept 13, Tuesday at 11:00 pm.

Set in Chicago, Illinois, the series follows two people, Mike Biggs (Billy Gardell), a police officer who wants to shed some pounds, and Molly Flynn (Melissa McCarthy), a fourth-grade teacher wanting to embrace her curves, who meet at an Overeaters Anonymous group and become an unlikely pair.

Mike & Molly is a love story. It’s about two people, ordinary yet extraordinary, who have always protected themselves and relied on their ability to laugh through life. Now, with the help of each other — and the Overeaters Anonymous meeting where they met — they are learning to open up and trust one another.

But falling in love is no easy task, especially when surrounded by friends and family who are just a little too close — and a little too opinionated.

However, they also have to deal with the comments, jokes, and criticism from Mike’s fast-talking partner Carl McMillan (Reno Wilson) and his witty sarcastic mother Peggy (Rondi Reed), Molly’s slim, promiscuous sister Victoria (Katy Mixon) and nymphomaniac mother Joyce (Swoosie Kurtz), Samuel (Nyambi Nyambi), a Senegalese waiter at the officers’ favorite restaurant, and Vince, Molly’s mother’s boyfriend, with a smart tongue. Mike also gets some dating advice from Carl’s grandmother Nana (Cleo King).

Mike and Molly have claimed 2011 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Melissa McCarthy 2011 and was nominated for People’s Choice Award Favorite New TV Comedy.

In addition to the endearing performances of Bill Gardell as Mike and Melissa McCarthy as Molly, Swoosie Kurtz has received delightful reviews as Molly’s thin mom who enjoys devil’s food cake while trying to persuade her weight-challenged daughter that she’s “just big boned”. Reno Wilson also turns in an excellent performance as Mike’s protective cop partner.

From the hilarious minds of Two and a Half Men’s Mark Roberts and Chuck Lorre, this multi-camera romantic comedy gets down to the nitty gritty of what it means for Mike, an affable police officer, and Molly, a smart and cheerful teacher, to start a relationship amongst all the disruptions and chaos that befall two good-natured people just trying to find a little slice of happiness.

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