Mike & Molly is an American sitcom created by Mark Roberts and set in Chicago, Illinois which follows two people, Mike Biggs, a police officer who wants to shed some pounds, and Molly Flynn, a fourth-grade teacher wanting to embrace her curves, who meet at an Overeaters Anonymous group and become an unlikely pair.
Officer Mike Biggs is a good-hearted cop who sincerely wants to lose weight. Mike's partner, Officer Carl McMillan, is a thin, fast-talking wise-guy who, despite his teasing, encourages Mike on his road to slimness and romance.
While speaking at an O.A. meeting, Mike meets Molly Flynn, an instantly likeable fourth-grade teacher with a good sense of humour about her curves.
For Molly, focusing on smart choices isn't easy while living with her sexy older sister, Victoria, and their mother, Joyce, both of whom flaunt their effortless figures while indulging their healthy appetites right in front of her.
Mike also faces temptation at the diner he and Carl frequent, where they've become friends with a Senegalese waiter, Samuel, to whom dieting is a foreign concept.
Mike and Molly found each other in the most unexpected of places. Now, they're about to find out where their quest for companionship will take them.
Created by Mark Roberts and executive produced by Chuck Lorre and Al Higgins, Mike & Molly is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television.
Season 1 premiered on Comedy Central with a double bill on Thursday 4 October 2012, at 19h15. Thereafter new episodes broadcast weekly at 19h40, preceded by a repeat of the previous episode at 19h15.