Mike & Molly Creator Steps Down as Showrunner

Matt Webb Mitovich
Mike & Molly Creator Steps Down as Showrunner

Whenever it may be that Mike & Molly returns for Season 4, the CBS comedy will have a new man at the helm.

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Series creator Mark Roberts (inset) is stepping down as showrunner after three seasons, producer Warner Bros. TV confirms for our sister site Deadline.

Replacing Roberts as an exec producer (alongside Chuck Lorre) and as showrunner will be Alan J. Higgins, who most recently served as a co-executive producer on Mike & Molly and whose previous TV credits include ‘Til Death and Malcolm in the Middle.

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CBS this past week revealed its 2013-14 TV schedule, where Mike & Molly‘s full 22-episode order won’t launch until sometime at midseason.

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