New Release: Mike & Molly Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD

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Something's eating Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell in Mike & Molly.

On Sept. 20, 2011, Warner Home Video released the first season of the hit romantic comedy TV series Mike & Molly on Blu-ray and DVD.

Timed for release on the eve of the television show’s second season premiere on CBS, Mike & Molly: The Complete First Season carries the list prices of $54.97 for the Blu-ray and $44.98 for the DVD.

Created by Mark Roberts (TV’s Two and a Half Men), Mike & Molly stars Billy Gardell (TV’s My Name Is Earl) and Melissa McCarthy (TV’s Gilmore Girls) as, respectively, affable police officer Mike and cheerful teacher Molly. With each other’s support and the help of the Overeaters Anonymous meeting where they met, Mike and Molly learn to open up and trust one another as they fall in love, surrounded by friends and family that make it all the more fun and challenging.

Co-stars in the series include Reno Wilson (Crank), Katy Mixon (TV’s Eastbound & Down), Louis Mustillo (City Island) and Swoosie Kurtz (Bubble Boy).

There’s a nice bunch of bonus materials on the Blu-ray and DVD, including the following:

  • “Falling in Love With Mike & Molly” with cast members interviewing each other about the experience of being a part of TV’s number one new comedy.
  • Mike & Molly Play Acts” (two parts) with never aired scenes filmed in front of a live studio audience
  • interview with Jim (the dog) and Rondi Reed (Peggy) about what it’s like for Jim to be America’s most-watched dog since Eddie from Frasier
  • gag reel

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.