Is Call Me Kat cancelled? Let’s consider the renewal status of the Fox sitcom starring Mayim Bialik and Cheyenne Jackson.
A number of new titles have already been unveiled in 2021, including the American sitcom Call Me Kat.
Developed by Darlene Hunt, the show stars Mayim Bialik in the titular role of a 39-year-old single woman who has opened her own cat café in Louisville, Kentucky. We essentially follow her as she navigates everyday life and the drama that inevitably ensues from the pursuit of happiness.
If it seems familiar, then it’s worth noting that it’s actually based on the British series Miranda, which stars Miranda Hart and premiered in 2009 on BBC One
Audiences are still working through Call Me Kat, but some are already curious as to whether it has been cancelled…
Is Call Me Kat cancelled?
- Call Me Kat has not been cancelled or renewed at this stage. However, the show has received a generally unenthusiastic response from critics and audiences.
Publications like USA Today have criticised it and branded it unfunny, with Variety’s Caroline Framke writing: “Without a sharper central performance to ground it, nor cohesive enough directing and editing to stitch it all together, the show struggles to maintain its own pace and becomes more jarring than charming.”
As for viewership, TV Series Finale notes that the first episode landed 5.625 viewers (millions), which dropped to 3.304 for episode 2 and yet again to 2.837 for episode 3.
The season is made up of 6 episodes in total, with episode 6 airing on Thursday, February 4th 2021.
Mayim Bialik talks Call Me Kat
The central star and executive producer spoke with Forbes about her experience working on Call Me Kat, acknowledging her numerous duties:
“It’s a lot more pressure on me, personally; I’ll say that. But, also, it’s been just such a joy. I mean, I’ve never had a job like this. I can absolutely say that my time on Big Bang Theory was fantastic, and my time on Blossom was life‑changing, but this whole team has made this, for me personally, the greatest job I’ve ever had.”
While the show has obviously been compared to Miranda, some have drawn comparisons to Fleabag too. On this, Mayim added: “We like to point that out, with all due respect to Fleabag, and breaking the fourth wall, having this kind of dynamic, exceedingly eccentric and really life‑loving kind of woman absolutely existed in Miranda. Fleabag, obviously, is a different vibe.”
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