Scoop: Susan Sarandon to Guest on Mike & Molly

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Susan Sarandon Mike and MollySusan Sarandon‘s got the write stuff for Mike & Molly.

The Academy Award-winning actress will guest star on an upcoming episode of the CBS sitcom’s fourth season, playing Molly’s idol JC Small, a literary icon with a beautiful mind and a tortured soul.

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Described by producers as “part JD Salinger with a touch William Faulkner and a sprinkle of Gore Vidal,” JC will give Molly a wild and unforgettable writing lesson that will have ramifications for her entire family. Sarandon weighed in the news herself via Twitter, saying:

Sarandon’s last major TV gig found her playing a self-help author and motivational speaker on Season 3 of Showtime’s The Big C.

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Mike & Molly is slated to return at midseason.

Excited to see Sarandon go toe-to-toe with Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy? Sound off in the comments!

Comments (10)

  • Seems like an odd choice for Sarandon. Is she a fan or something? Don’t get me wrong, I like Mike & Molly, but this does seem like a step down for Sarandon.

    Comment by Jimmy – September 19, 2013 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • UGHHH. I enjoy Mike & Molly and it’s not that big of a deal that she does this guest role, HOWEVER, it further proves the lack of movie roles for women in Hollywood. C’mon people, she’s a MULTIPLE Oscar nominee and a WINNER!

    Comment by TL – September 19, 2013 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She appeared in several movies in 2012 and 2013, I doubt she’s doing tv guest spots because she has to. I think she has reached a point in her career where she just does what she wants. If she wants to work with Melissa McCarthy again she simply guest stars on her show instead of waiting for another project.

      Comment by Phil – September 19, 2013 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, what happened to Susan Sarandon? She’s an Oscar winning actress, and now she needs to appear on a mediocre sitcom? I even saw her on The Chew. #flatlinedcareer

    Comment by Abe Froman – September 19, 2013 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Apparently she’s playing Melissa’s grandmother in a road trip movie as well. Which is ridiculous because there’s only 24 years difference in their ages.

    Comment by JCK – September 19, 2013 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • when does show start back up.

    Comment by tammie – September 23, 2013 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love love love mike and Molly! Everyone on this show is wonderful,I can’t even say which one that I love best,even the little dog Jim will have your heart and have you laughing…love Peggy also! She is different but a must see.

    Comment by LL – September 30, 2013 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait for season 4 of mike and Molly to start best comedy on TV makes me laugh every time the whole cast is really funny

    Comment by Patricia nolan – October 1, 2013 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Although I love Mike and Molly I think this year having almost the entire focus on Molly and she’s very funny, I think the show was funnier with the mother, sister and especially the mom’s new husband. I think the show has changed this year and it’s not as funny.

    Comment by Judy Moses – November 26, 2013 04:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you. My wife and I stopped watching because they basically made Molly more ditsy and we liked her better when she was the smart anchor of the show. What was a very human comedy has become more slapstick and silly.

      Comment by Dave G – December 28, 2013 09:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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