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Given the number of sitcoms that don't make it out of their first month, celebrating 100 episodes is rather the milestone. So there's much to celebrate as Mike & Molly hits the 100 mark tonight in a heartfelt episode directed by (and, of course, starring) Melissa McCarthy. Over the weekfinish, CBS, Warner Bros., and also Chuck Lorre feted the cast and also crew at swanky restaurant Cicada (the very same spot where Pretty Woman filmed the "slippery little bit sucker" scene!), and also we were tright here to uncover secrets, spoilers, and also plant a specific Ghostbusters principle.
Billy Gardell Directs Melissa McCarthy Directing Herself: McCarthy and also Gardell walked the carpet together, and 5 periods into their roles as the titular characters, it's safe to say they understand each other better than they carry out themselves. "When I was directing, I'd look at
Jim the Dog Is Really a Girl: Her name is Suzie Q! "I call her the Tilda Swinton of dog actors," laughed Rondi Reed (Peggy). "She was a sanctuary dog, and this was her initially significant gig. She stays with 12 various other dogs, and also she runs every one of them."
Nyambi Nyambi Jr. Got the Role of Samuel 15 Minutes After His Audition: Nyambi was flvery own in from New York City to test for the role of Samuel the waiter. "Apparently that's what they carry out in this service, yet I was simply floored at the moment," admitted Nyambi. "I expect, they passist for everything, and I didn't understand they normally did this. I remained in awe of everything.
(from optimal left to right) Nyambi Nyambi Jr. (Samuel), Reno Wilkid (Carl), and also Katy Mixon (Victoria) through her boyfriend.
Carl and Victoria's Attractivity Started in the Pilot?!: "Honestly, Katy
The Reaboy the Opening Credits Changed: I, for one, miss out on the opening credits. But as a lot as I love Chuck Lorre, he didn't feel the exact same method. According to his co-executive producer, Al Higgins, "In the fourth seaboy, Chuck wanted to make a adjust and also make the show even more upbeat. He felt the other title sequence was a tiny more dvery own, a tiny softer. When Chuck Lorre claims somepoint, you kinda listen!" But still, "I know human being miss out on
Mike, Molly...and a Baby?! Not just is Melissa directing tonight"s 100th episode, however she"s likewise directing what Billy Gardell refers to as "the best one" coming up. "It"s a doozy!" explains McCarthy. "Tright here are thousands of extras, and also we"re shooting external on the streets..." When I added that I thought she was going to say it associated a possible Mike and Molly pregnancy, McCarthy admitted that there is a baby associated in that episode, but wouldn"t say a lot even more. "Let"s simply say it"s a doozy, and also Kathy Bates is back too!"
Reno Wilboy Auditioned for Stalso Spielberg the Same Day He Auditioned for Mike & Molly: Believe it or not, even though one would think you"re currently an successful actor to also be in that position, Wilkid insists it was the specific oppowebsite. "I had actually my wife and my children in the car. It was putting down rain, and also I had just come from the Spielberg audition. We only had one automobile, and also we resided in a bungalow in Venice. I was late to my audition, however as soon as I acquired tbelow, it was magic. It was a crazy week for a guy that had no money to fulfill Steven Spielberg and Chuck Lorre!"
Swoosie Kurtz"s Favorite Episode Is One That Hasn"t Aired Yet: "The family does an intervention on Joyce because of her drinking, however she claims, "Hey, wait a minute, you think I have actually a problem? You, Pot, you, Pie, you, Porn, and if I"m going to give up my liquor, then you"re going to offer up the points that you love. She provides them, and it"s really, really good."
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Rondi Reed (Peggy) Didn't Have to Audition for the Role: "I know exactly how rare that is!" admits Reed. "The creator had actually viewed me prospering up in college, and also I'm a member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company type of in Chicago, and I had actually won a Tony, and he and also Chuck Lorre shelp, 'Do you think we could obtain her?' So I didn't need to audition and also didn't need to go network-related. I'm embarrassed to also say it bereason that never before happens! It was fabulous."
Art Imitated Life for Reno Wilson and also Cleo King's Carl and Grandma: Ask Wilboy and also King what their favorite episode is, and also they'll say the very same one but for different factors. "It's the one where I was singing via Cleo at the piano," revealed Wilson. "It was when I was going to accomplish my mom, yet I gained there as well late and also she passed away. I was mad at my grandma, yet when I got residence, she was at the piano, and I sat dvery own and we sang 'God Bless the Child.' That really sang through me in my heart bereason it made me think of my mom
__Tonight's 100th episode (titled "Mike Check") centers on Molly urging Mike to go to the physician as soon as she learns he hasn't remained in over a decade. Track in at 8:30 P.M. ET on CBS tonight!