Downward Dog ABC Comedy

ABC Orders to Series Comedies Starring Allison Tolman, Katy Mixon

ABC is making room for a pair of very funny ladies on its 2016–2017 schedule.

The network on Thursday announced series orders for Downward Dog, starring Fargo‘s Allison Tolman, and an untitled comedy (formerly known as The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport), starring Mike & Molly‘s Katy Mixon.

Downward Dog, based on the web series of the same name, follows a struggling millennial named Nan (Tolman) who has an interesting connection with her dog Martin. Told from Martin’s point of view, the show teaches Nan and her dog that “even at their worst, they may be the best thing for each other.” Downward Dog also stars Lucas Neff, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Barry Rothbart and Mo Collins.

Get a (brief) first look at the new comedy here:

Second Fattest Housewife In WestportAs for the untitled pick-up, Mixon stars as Katie, a “confident, unapologetic, plump wife and mother of three, [who] raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Conn., filled with ‘perfect’ mommies and their ‘perfect’ offspring.  She lets us in on her deepest, most unfiltered thoughts through voiceover as the she lives her life as the second fattest housewife in Westport.” Additional cast members include Diedrich Bader, Johnny Sequoyah, Daniel DiMaggio, Julia Butters, Carly Hughes and Ali Wong.

Do either of these comedies tickle your fancy? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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  1. Boiler says:

    Not at all

  2. iHeart says:

    And there goes any hope I had that the Muppets would be renewed

  3. Hipper says:

    buh bye Dr. Ken (and maybe Last Man Standing too).

  4. Sam says:

    Mo Collins!

  5. HAP says:

    Both sound ridiculous. However, the Katy Mixon series may surprise, what with the cast of veteran comedians.

  6. veronica says:

    I wish fat people could occasionally be the star of a show NOT centered around the fact that they are fat. I’m a somewhat roly-poly lady. Surprisingly, that’s not the thing my life is centered around.

  7. Kris says:

    Will be trying both!

  8. LT says:

    They both sound HORRID.

  9. Bill says:

    Downward Dog looks terrible…..but this is the network that aired Work It. What are you thinking, ABC? And an imaginary friend comedy with Jenna Elfman? What crackhead greenlights this garbage?

  10. they got rid of Galavant and Agent Carter but picked up a show about a talking dog and a not-so-fat “fat” housewife? wow. new ABC president is clueless!

  11. Mark says:

    Downward Dog going to crossover with Dog with a Blog? Both seem awful.

  12. Doug M says:

    These women are both incredibly talented. I think they can make anything work. ABC is very lucky to have these actresses. Willing to give both shows a chance just because I really enjoyed Fargo and Mike & Molly. Thank you ABC for giving more females a chance to captain their own shows.

  13. Sabrina says:

    The untitled Katy Mixon show sounds good and I hope that it’s funny. I would give it a try if the reviews are good. The other show doesn’t interest me.

  14. trick2light says:

    Looking forward to both of them a lot.

  15. Ariel says:

    I love Katy mixon that’s sounds hysterical the title needs work though lol

  16. Charlene Cox says:

    Downward Dog looks good! I love Katy Nixon! Looking forward to it!