Newswire: Chuck Lorre finally catches a break, CBS renews Mom and Mike & Molly

Lovable underdog TV writer Chuck Lorre, known for creating such cult hits as Dharma & Greg, Grace Under Fire, and the short-lived Two And A Half Men, is finally getting the well-deserved recognition that has, thus far, eluded him. According to Variety, two of the newest additions to the Lorre-verse, Mom and Mike & Molly, have just been renewed by CBS, ensuring that they will continue to gather critical acclaim while being ignored by mainstream audiences for at least another year. This will be the sixth season for Mike & Molly and the third for Mom, which is better than nothing, but it’s still fewer than boring lowest common denominator fare like Cheers or Seinfeld.

The Big Bang Theory, Lorre’s only other show that’s still on the air (because the universe is eternally unjust), was picked up by CBS last year for a pitiable three-year renewal, proving …

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