They not only fancy each other, but share an abundance of annoying friends and family members - her sweet-eating mom (Swoosie Kurtz) and stoned sexpot sister (Katy Mixon), and his punch line-factory partner (Reno Wilson) and African immigrant diner guy (Nyambi Nyambi).
Gardell and McCarthy are two of the more realistic-feeling, instantly appealing sitcom personalities in ages. They're enough to make it worth drudging through the sludge tonight's pilot considers comedy writing.
REASON TO WATCH
Lovable characters tiptoeing toward sweet romance.
REASON NOT TO
A jumbo supply of fat jokes. References to "the chub club" are considered hilarious here.
"Mike & Molly" deserves every chance CBS is giving it in its Monday comedy lineup.