The Big Bang Theory and Blossom star Mayim Bialik has a new comedy called Call Me Kat which has been picked up by Fox. The show will be executive produced by Bialik's Big Bang Theory co-star, Jim Parsons. Call Me Kat (formerly titled Carla) is based on the UK series Miranda, and will follow "a 39-year-old woman called" Kat "who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that you cannot have everything you want, and still be happy. So she spends the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a cat café in Louisville, Kentucky," according to Variety.
Call Me Kat will premiere as part of Fox's midseason lineup for the 2020 - 2021 broadcast season. You can check out the full Fox schedule in the press release below.
"FOX ANNOUNCES FALL 2020 SCHEDULE
TELEVISION’S #1 SERIES, “THE MASKED SINGER,” RETURNS THIS FALL
ALL-NEW ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING INCLUDES PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER “NEXT,” STARRING JOHN SLATTERY, AND SOUTHERN GOTHIC SOAP “FILTHY RICH,” STARRING KIM CATTRALL; PLUS ALL-NEW SEASONS OF ANIMATION DOMINATION’S “THE SIMPSONS,” “BLESS THE HARTS,”“BOB’S BURGERS” AND “FAMILY GUY” AND
GORDON RAMSAY’S HIT COOKING COMPETITION SERIES, “MASTERCHEF JUNIOR”
MAKING ITS NETWORK TELEVISION DEBUT, POLICE DRAMA “L.A.’S FINEST,”
STARRING JESSICA ALBA AND GABRIELLE UNION, TO AIR ON FOX
“COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS” ALSO TO AIR ON FOX
ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING PREMIERING AT MIDSEASON INCLUDES “9-1-1” AND THE #1 NEW DRAMA “9-1-1: LONE STAR,” PLUS ALL-NEW SEASONS OF ANIMATED COMEDY “DUNCANVILLE,” STARRING AND EXECUTIVE-PRODUCED BY AMY POEHLER; AND RAMSAY’S “HELL’S KITCHEN”; ALONG WITH NEW COMEDY “CALL ME KAT,” STARRING MAYIM BIALIK AND EXECUTIVE-PRODUCED BY BIALIK AND JIM PARSONS; AND
NEW ANIMATED SERIES “THE GREAT NORTH” AND “HOUSEBROKEN”
Responding to real-time shifts in the marketplace, FOX, this season’s #1 network among Adults 18-49, and the only network to experience year-to-year growth in the demo and Total Viewers, is announcing its Fall 2020 schedule. The programming slate includes Season Four of television’s #1 series, THE MASKED SINGER, new drama series NEXT and FILTHY RICH, as well as all-new seasons of returning animated series THE SIMPSONS, BLESS THE HARTS, BOB’S BURGERS and FAMILY GUY, along with Gordon Ramsay’s hit cooking competition series, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR. Also, making its network television debut is police drama L.A.’S FINEST, starring Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union, along with the third installment of COSMOS, entitled COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS.
In midseason, original programming includes 9-1-1 and the #1 new drama 9-1-1: LONE STAR; along with new comedy CALL ME KAT, starring Mayim Bialik and executive-produced by Bialik and Jim Parsons; and new animated comedies THE GREAT NORTH and HOUSEBROKEN. Also part of FOX’s 2020-2021 programming slate are all-new seasons of animated comedy DUNCANVILLE, starring and executive-produced by Amy Poehler; and Ramsay’s HELL’S KITCHEN.
“The effects of this global health crisis leave no business unaffected. As a media company that prides itself on an entrepreneurial spirit and the focus that comes with doing fewer things better, we mobilized, swiftly creating an entirely new, original-programming lineup for the fall to share with our partners this upfront,” said Charlie Collier, CEO, FOX Entertainment “In remote meetings with advertising and marketing partners over recent weeks, we sought to listen first and understand each partner’s unique concerns. Our primary goal is to help them back to business, so in turn, the message we’ve shared is one of relative stability on FOX, combining the best of primetime sports and entertainment with which to help our partners and their customers back to market.”
“Now, more than ever, consistency, results and stability take on an all new emphasis,” said Marianne Gambelli, President, FOX Ad Sales. “FOX is primed and ready for the fall with a great deal of stability across our entire programming lineup, featuring premium content that continually resonates with viewers, and the necessary scale that builds demand and produces results. During these uncertain times, we remain focused on the individual business needs of our partners and will continue to work with them to develop custom solutions with our unmatched offerings of assets to help drive their businesses forward.”"
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