11/25/2013 01:05 pm ET

'Mike & Molly' Boss on Show's New Direction: 'It Was Necessary'


When Al Higgins took over as showrunner on "Mike & Molly" in May, executive producer Chuck Lorre posed a question that he couldn't answer.

"We sat down and the first thing Chuck Lorre said to me was, 'Why is Melissa McCarthy a movie star and not a TV star?' And I had no idea," Higgins tells "I was stumped."

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