The Academy Award-winning actress will guest star on an upcoming episode of the CBS sitcom’s fourth season, playing Molly’s idol JC Small, a literary icon with a beautiful mind and a tortured soul.
Described by producers as “part JD Salinger with a touch William Faulkner and a sprinkle of Gore Vidal,” JC will give Molly a wild and unforgettable writing lesson that will have ramifications for her entire family. Sarandon weighed in the news herself via Twitter, saying:
So excited to be working with Melissa McCarthy again, this time on Mike and Molly. But why am I always playing an alcoholic?—
Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) September 19, 2013
Sarandon’s last major TV gig found her playing a self-help author and motivational speaker on Season 3 of Showtime’s The Big C.
Mike & Molly is slated to return at midseason.
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