September 19, 2013 10:30am PT by Philiana Ng
Susan Sarandon to Guest Star on 'Mike & Molly'
Susan Sarandon is dropping by Mike & Molly.
The Oscar winner has booked a guest-starring role on the upcoming fourth season of the CBS comedy as an "icon," The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Sarandon will appear as J.C. Small, a literary icon and Molly's (Melissa McCarthy) idol. J.C. is described as "part J.D. Salinger with a touch of William Faulkner and a sprinkle of Gore Vidal" and is "a beautiful mind and a tortured soul." The famed novelist gives Molly a lesson in writing neither she nor her family will soon forget.
The casting comes after Sarandon appeared in a major arc on Showtime's departed series, The Big C, in the third season as a cancer survivor. She is also set to appear in McCarthy's upcoming comedy feature, Tammy.
Sarandon, whose TV credits include Rescue Me, E.R., Friends and 30 Rock, won an Academy Award for Dead Man Walking and has been nominated for an Emmy four times. She is repped by ICM Partners.
Mike & Molly returns midseason on CBS.