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Melissa McCarthy shocked by show axe

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Melissa McCarthy shocked by show axe

Melissa McCarthy is "shocked and heartbroken" after her TV sitcom was axed.

'Mike & Molly' - which Melissa has starred in since 2010 - will end after its upcoming sixth season, which has been cut to just 13 episodes and Melissa admitted the news took her by surprise.

She tweeted: "I was shocked and heartbroken when @CBS canceled #MikeAndMolly. I would have shot this show for 50 more years. I'll miss my 2nd family (sic)."

Rondi Reed - who plays Mike's mother Peggy on the show - first revealed on Facebook last week that the show had been axed.

She wrote: "This is the final and sixth season of Mike & Molly on CBS.... We are done taping as of January 27th. Other venues were explored by [Warner Bros. TV] and [Chuck Lorre's] Bonanza Productions after CBS announced their intentions, but did not turn up a future for our show (sic)."

During her time on the show Melissa has seen her film career go from strength-to-strength, with an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for 'Bridesmaids; in 2011.

Last week she also received her first ever Golden Globes nomination for her role in the movie 'Spy' and will compete against Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Schumer, Dame Maggie Smith and Lily Tomlin for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical.