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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Monday night

Mike and Molly 9 p.m., CBS

It feels like a completely new show. By fine-tuning “Mike and Molly” to focus on star Melissa McCarthy’s silver screen clout, we’re gaining more of her outlandishness (hurrah!). Last week’s funeral home romp served up the kind of physical comedy that allows McCarthy to excel. But are writers getting lazy on the dialogue as the physicality grows? I’m giving the sitcom a firm slap on the wrist for a series of bad, lazy gay jokes during an episode earlier this month. Lapses in taste aside, we’re optimistic to see how this season’s changes play out. Pictured: McCarthy with Billy Gardell.

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