The Mike & Molly family is moving on.
Five weeks after CBS double-secret officially confirmed that the Melissa McCarthy-fronted sitcom is in its farewell run, Katy Mixon has booked the lead role in the ABC comedy pilot The Second-Fattest Housewife in Westport.
Penned by Sarah Dunn (Manhattan Love Story, Spin City), the single-camera comedy is narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother who is raising her flawed family in a wealthy Connecticut enclave filled with “perfect” wives and their “perfect” offspring.
Our sister site Deadline reported on the casting.
Mixon’s previous TV credits also include Eastbound & Down and Two and a Half Men.
Currently on hiatus after a brief Wednesday run, Mike & Molly will resume its sixth and final season at a date TBD.