Breaking news in the television world today as Mayim Bialik is set to star in the new Fox comedy, “Call Me Kat.” Fox has ordered the new Mayim Bialik-led comedy “Call Me Kat” to series. The half-hour sitcom which already had a series commitment from the network was set to film the pilot episode but was halted due to Covid-19. However, we have learned that it will premiere midseason on Fox!
“Call Me Kat,” is based on a BBC U.K. series called “Miranda,” and stars the “Big Bang Theory” alum as Kat, “a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that you can NOT have everything you want and still be happy,” according to its logline. “Which is why she spent her life savings to open a Cat Café in Louisville, Kentucky.”
The rest of the cast includes Swoosie Kurtz as Sheila, Kyla Pratt as Randi, Cheyenne Jackson as Max, and Leslie Jordan as Phil.
The show will be directed by Bialik’s former longtime co-star Jim Parsons. Parsons is known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019). He has received several awards for his performance, including four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. In 2018, Forbes estimated his annual salary to be $26.5 million and named him the world’s highest-paid television actor.
Bialik has found great sitcom success with her big 90s hit Blossom and recently The Big Bang Theory that just ended last season on CBS. Bialik and Parson made quite the duo on Big Bang. Let’s hope this show is given the proper time to succeed.
Will you be watching the new series next year?