CBS will officially premiere “MIKE & MOLLY” season five on December 8th this year with a two-hour block of four encore episodes. The fifth season of MIKE & MOLLY, starring Billy Gardell and Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy, will premiere Monday, Dec. 8 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. One week earlier, on Monday, Dec. 1, four encore episodes of the series will air from 8:00-10:00 PM, followed by a rebroadcast of SCORPION (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). MIKE & MOLLY replaces THE MILLERS on the schedule.

MIKE & MOLLY stars Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon, Nyambi Nyambi, Swoosie Kurtz, Louis Mustillo, Cleo King, Rondi Reed and David Higgins. Chuck Lorre and Al Higgins are the executive producers for Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television.

Mike and Molly and the encore episodes are replacing ‘The Millers’ which was canceled just recently by CBS in its second season.