Mike & Molly is a situation comedy created by Mark Roberts and produced by Chuck Lorre Productions about a working class Chicago couple who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Officer Mike Biggs (played by Billy Gardell) is a good-hearted cop who sincerely wants to lose weight. Mike's partner, Officer Carl McMillan (played by Reno Wilson), 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 (played by Melissa McCarthy), an instantly likeable fourth-grade teacher with a good sense of humor about her curves. For Molly, focusing on smart choices isn't easy while living with her sexy older sister, Victoria (played by Katy Mixon), and their mother, Joyce (played by Swoosie Kurtz), 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 (played by Nyambi Nyambi), 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. The series premiered on September 20, 2010.