EXCLUSIVE: Melissa McCarthy Leaving Mike and Molly?!

Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for  ELLE

Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for ELLE

When Mike and Molly aired in 2010, Melissa McCarthy initially received a good deal of recognition from the show, including an Emmy Award for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011. But ratings for the sitcom have been getting worse and worse, and an insider tells Star that the funny actress wants out.

“She’d rather get out on top than wait for the show to be canceled,” the source explains. “Her pal Sandra Bullock has been telling her to focus on film, and Melissa agrees — she thinks at this point she’s wasting her time on TV.”

The 43-year-old made a name for herself on the big screen with 2011’s Bridesmaids, and also had success alongside Sandra in The Heat. Mike and Molly is currently in its fourth season.

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