Saturday Shorts: ‘God’, starring Melissa McCarthy

Today’s film is the 1998 short God. The film is written and directed by John August, and stars Sam Pancake, Martin Yu, and Melissa McCarthy. McCarthy rose to prominence with her role as Sookie St. James on the tv show Gilmore Girls, going on to roles in tv shows such as Samantha Who? and Mike and Molly, as well as movies such as The Nines (where she reprises the character from this short film), Bridesmaids, and The Heat. Her newest feature, titled Tammy, which she also co-wrote, is now playing in wide release in American theatres.


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'Mike & Molly' Season 4 premiere: Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell return well before Midseason

Melissa McCarthy fans, your wait is over.

Followers of "Mike & Molly" were surprised -- as were more than a few television insiders -- when CBS decided to delay the start of the sitcom's fourth season, especially with the added popularity McCarthy is enjoying from her movie work. "Midseason" was the term being used for the show's expected return, but circumstances have ended up making it sooner than that.

CBS needed a fast fix to its Monday lineup when "We Are Men" didn't live up to ratings hopes. And just the way it was planned, "Mike & Molly" was ready to go when needed ... so the series rejoins the CBS schedule with fresh episodes Monday, Nov. 4.

It's no surprise that ads for the return have been playing up Emmy winner McCarthy's zaniness, particularly given the big-screen success she's cemented in "Bridesmaids," "Identity Thief" and the recent "The Heat." The new tales start
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