The news that CBS’ half-hour sitcom, which premiered its sixth season on Jan. 6, would not continue past its current run broke before the holidays, with McCarthy confirming the news on Dec. 14.
“It’s really heartbreaking,” the 45-year-old actress admitted, adding they now have “three weeks left” before production ends for good.
“Friday, I burst out crying. I think it’s going to be a rough three weeks,” McCarthy continued. “That’s my second family. I’m going to miss it so much, I almost can’t talk about it, but you know what? It’s not very often that you get six years with people that you really do truly love and good work that you’re proud of. I think they wrote a hell of a show.”
Don’t ask McCarthy -- who stars in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot -- for a reason why the long-running comedy is going off the air after the current season: “I don’t know why it’s going off. I got a second family out of it, so…”
McCarthy is up for a Golden Globe for her performance in Spy, and she admits she’s still not used to being in movies that are getting awards recognition.
“It’s mind-blowing!” she told ET on the Globes carpet. “I don’t know if it will ever sink in for us to be here and be like, ‘Oh my god.’ To realize we’re in the middle of it, I feel like someone’s going to find out and be like, ‘We need you to leave. Get out! Why are you here?!’”