ABC Orders to Series Comedies Starring Allison Tolman, Katy Mixon

Downward Dog ABC Comedy

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.

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