Having been a core part of the Big Bang Theory's ensemble for much of its twelve-year run, actress and neuro-brainiac Mayim Bialik will soon be the lead of her own TV series for basically the first time since Blossom. Her new comedy Call Me Kat just recently got tapped for a January premiere date, and now fans finally have the first real look at the new show, and I don't think I'm shocking anyone when I say the first batch of images are very Bialik-friendly.
Perhaps the biggest reveal made with those images is that TV mainstay and Dancing with the Stars vet Vanessa Lachey will be making a guest-star appearance early on into Call Me Kat's first season. That said, it's not clear exactly when she'll appear, or what she'll be getting into. But perhaps it will have something to do with another first look pic seen below.
While it's hard to know exactly what's going on here, it looks like Mayim Bialik's Kat is performing some kind of music on a stage, or perhaps a little stand-up comedy. The basic logline for the new comedy doesn't make it sound like she's a performer, but that could certainly be the case.
Call Me Kat takes place in Louisville, Kentucky and centers on Mayim Bialik's Kat, a 39-year-old woman who constantly struggles with the world around her, especially the Mom part of that world. She is forced to always prove to others that happiness can still be achieved in life even if one doesn't have everything they want. To send up her own happiness, Kat takes the money her parents set aside for her to use for a wedding and she opens a cat café. (As one does.) Maybe the café has a stage in it and gives her a chance to sing to more than just her feline friend, as she's doing in the pic below.
Regardless of what kind of performances are happening, it looks like Mayim Bialik's Kat is certainly loving when it comes to her four-legged pet, as evidenced below. I can't wait to see what this café looks like, too. Maybe we'll see the cat version of Cheers.
Outside of guest-star Vanessa Lachey, Call Me Kat will also give Mayim Bialik a handful of co-stars, including TV icons such as Swoozie Kurtz and Leslie Jordan, as well as Jordan's fellow American Horror Story vet Cheyenne Jackson and The Proud Family's Kyla Pratt. You can check out Bialik and Jordan making people out of fruit in the image below, because why not?
Here's hoping Call Me Kat reveals its first full-length trailer before too much longer. In the meantime, we can all look forward to seeing Mayim Bialik having a wardrobe malfunction on The Masked Dancer, as well as watching former Big Bang Theory co-star Kaley Cuoco taking on a different kind of role for HBO Max's The Flight Attendant.
Call Me Kat will kick off its Season 1 run on Fox starting on a special night on Sunday, January 3, at 8:00 p.m. ET, with its regular time slot starting up on Thursday, January 7. It will now serve as the lead-in comedy for the final season of Tim Allen's Last Man Standing, which is heading into its final season. To see what other shows are debuting when the new year hits, head to our Winter and Spring 2021 TV premiere schedule.