Die-hard fans of CBS’ Mike & Molly not withstanding, many wondered how long the series could keep Melissa McCarthy to a series regular commitment, given her full-fledged movie career. That question may have answered itself however, as a series star claims that CBS halved the Season 6 order, with intent to cancel Mike & Molly thereafter.

Take this one with a tiny grain of salt for now, though where CBS’ midseason schedule seemingly confirmed that Mike & Molly Season 6 had been reduced to 13 episodes from an initial 22 order, series star Rondi Reed took things a step further to confirm that the series would end altogether:

Should Reed take down the post, as CBS has yet to comment or weigh in:

Before you hear it elsewhere (and some already have) this is the Final and 6th Season of MIKE & MOLLY on CBS. It is also a shortened season (13 episodes) after the announced full renewal of 22 episodes back in March by the network. We are done taping as of January 27th 2016 and I am not sure exactly when/if the episodes will all be aired. The network has it’s reasons, and I will not get into a debate, discussion, or campaign to get them to change their minds. Other venues were explored by WB and Bonanza Productions (Chuck Lorre) after CBS announced their intentions, but did not turn up a future for our show. It is a fact and we have known for a few weeks.

The first of Mike & Molly‘s apparently final episodes will air on January 6, rolling out five more episodes over subsequent Wednesdays, before CBS plots out a new schedule. Still, was it time to say goodbye to Mike & Molly? Is Melissa McCarthy finally free?