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
Some are already curious as to whether Call Me Kat has been cancelled. So, let’s take a look…
Is Call Me Kat cancelled?
Call Me Kat is not cancelled and was officially renewed for season 2 back in May 2021.
Although, it’s worth noting that Darlene Hunt won’t return as the showrunner.
On the renewal, Michael Thorn – Fox entertainment president – said:
“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. 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.”
Despite the news, not everybody was a fan. Publications like USA Today 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.”
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.”