Billy Gardell Dishes on 'Mike & Molly's' Sexy Turn

by 5:11 PM PST, December 08, 2014
Playing Billy Gardell Dishes on 'Mike & Molly's' Sexy Turn

The new season of Mike & Molly takes a risqué turn when Molly (Melissa McCarthy) sells a pitch for a book, and star Billy Gardell dished on the premiere with ET's Kevin Frazier.

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"It's 50 Shades of Molly," Billy, who plays Mike, tells ET. "She goes away to find out what she wants to write and comes back with this crazy, erotic tale, and they buy it. Now she has to figure out how to write the whole book."

In real life, Melissa has been getting sexier as well. She recently lost an estimated 40 to 50 pounds.

"We're both just chipping away at our health," said Billy. "We do the best we can and we root each other on."

Another woman that's always been in Billy's corner is his wife Patty.

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"I've been fortunate and I married a woman who has stood by me no matter what -- through poverty, through fame, through childbirth -- she's just amazing," Billy gushed.

Billy and Patty wed in 2001 and have one child together, an 11-year-old son Will.

Mike & Molly airs Monday nights at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.