The Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons comedy “Call Me Kat” is getting a second season at Fox, the media conglomerate announced today.
The multi-cam sitcom stars Emmy Award nominee Bialik, Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Swoosie Kurtz, Grammy Award nominee Cheyenne Jackson, Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan, Image Award nominee Kyla Pratt and Julian Gant.
“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 Michael Thorn, president of entertainment, Fox Entertainment, in a statement. “On behalf of everyone here at FOX, congratulations to this incredible cast and our terrific partners at Warner Bros. on delivering this season’s #1 new comedy.”
The sitcom is based on the BBC original screwball series “Miranda” created by Miranda Hart and received a series commitment at Fox back in September 2019. It follows Carla (Bialik), a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother (Kurtz) to prove that you cannot have everything you want — and still be happy. This is why she spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a Cat Café in Louisville, KY.
Per Fox, “Call Me Kat” ranks as the number one new comedy (tied with NBC’s “Young Rock”). The series averages 5.7 million multiplatform viewers in Nielsen’s Live+Same Day ratings. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show has a 21% average critics score and a 56% average audience score.
The series is a co-production between Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment in association with That’s Wonderful Productions, Sad Clown Productions and BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm. Darlene Hunt wrote and executive produced the first season of “Call Me Kat.” Eric Norsoph produced for the debut season via That’s Wonderful.
Bialik will continue to executive produce Season 2 under her Sad Clown production banner, with Sad Clown’s Mackenzie Gabriel-Vaught overseeing. Jim Parsons will executive produce via That’s Wonderful along with Todd Spiewak. Angie Stephenson of BBC Studios will also executive produce along with Miranda Hart. Both Bialik and Parsons are currently set up at WBTV under overall deals, as the studio previously produced “The Big Bang Theory.”