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Call Me Kat has received the season two call.
Fox has handed out its first live-action scripted series renewal for the upcoming 2021-22 broadcast season, picking up its Mayim Bialik comedy for a sophomore run. Additionally, the comedy will bring in a new showrunner to replace Darlene Hunt (The Big C), who oversaw season one.
The multicamera comedy from Warner Bros. Television and inspired by the British format, Miranda, is tied with NBC’s already renewed Young Rock as broadcast’s No. 1 new comedy this season. With multiplatform returns, the comedy co-starring Swoosie Kurtz, Cheyenne Jackson, Leslie Jordan, Kyla Pratt and Julian Gant improves nearly 120 percent from its same-day returns.
“We are excited to renew Call Me Kat and have Mayim, Cheyenne, Swoosie, Leslie, Kyla and Julian return for their second season Together, they share a winning chemistry that we, and viewers, adore,” said Fox president of entertainment Michael Thorn. “On behalf of everyone here at Fox, congratulations to this incredible cast and our terrific partners at Warner Bros. on delivering this season’s No. 1 new comedy.”
Call Me Kat reunites star Bialik with her former Big Bang Theory love interest Jim Parsons, who exec produces the series about a woman who spends her wedding money on a cat café in Kentucky. The comedy is a co-production between Warner Bros. TV — where Parsons and Bialik have been under overall deals dating back to Big Bang — and Fox Entertainment.
Bialik exec produces via her Sad Clown Productions banner alongside Parsons and his producing partner and husband, Todd Spiewak, via their That’s Wonderful banner. Original series creator Miranda Hart and Angie Stephenson of BBC Studios exec produce. Hunt (The Big C) exec produced and served as showrunner on season one. She will have no role in season two.
Call Me Kat marks Fox’s first live-action scripted original renewal for the 2021-22 season and joins previously picked up animated comedies Bob’s Burgers, Duncanville, Family Guy, The Great North and The Simpsons. The network also has new scripted series including The Big Leap, The Cleaning Lady, Monarch, Our Kind of People and This Country for next season, with an animated comedy from Dan Harmon set for next year as well.
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