What felt like a fitting end to Call Me Kat — the entire cast and crew waving (and Cheyenne Jackson wearing a shirt for the late Leslie Jordan), like the stars usually do at the close of episodes — is just that.
After three seasons, Fox has decided to terminate the Mayim Bialik-starring show. “We are very proud of Call Me Kat. But, unfortunately, the audience response to it was not as strong as we had hoped. We are thankful for our partnership with Warner Bros. Television, That’s Wonderful Productions, Sad Clown Productions, BBC Studios, Mayim Bialik, Jim Parsons and the entire cast and crew for their work and dedication to Call Me Kat,” the network said in a statement.
The characters’ futures weren’t too uncertain in “Call Me a Donut Wall,” which aired on May 4 and is now the series finale. Max (Jackson) was driven to the airport by Kat (Bialik) for a fantastic job chance (that she insisted he take), and they exchanged “I love you” before he departed. That implied that the former lovers might reunite in the future.
Randi (Kyla Pratt) and Carter (Julian Gant) almost got married at the courthouse before deciding they wanted a large ceremony with all of their loved ones in attendance. Swoosie Kurtz also starred in the show.
The decision to discontinue Call Me Kat came the same week that Fox decided to renew 9-1-1. Lone Star will now air on Fox’s network while 9-1-1 will move to ABC for its seventh season. A few months after the finale, Fox also cancelled The Resident after six seasons in April. The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, The Cleaning Lady, Family Guy, Accused, Alert: Missing People Unit, and The Great North have all been given new seasons for 2023–2024.
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