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Name Me Kat Faucets One other Sitcom Favourite to Step into Late Star Leslie Jordan’s Position on the Cat Café

Leslie Jordan‘s final look on Name Me Kat aired final month, however the present waited a beat to disclose how it will transfer forward to fill the house left by his character Phil.

On Thursday, it was introduced that 30 Rock alum Jack McBrayer is becoming a member of the present as Gideon, the brand new rent on the cat café owned by Mayim Bialik‘s title character. The information, which was shared by TVLine, comes after Jordan’s character acquired his farewell within the type of an off-screen marriage ceremony in Tahiti and a particular end-of-episode tribute from longtime pal Dolly Parton.

In a sneak peek for Thursday’s episode, Kat introduces the brand new coworker to her pals: “The search is over. We lastly discovered our new baker. That is Gideon.”

Viewers shortly get a way of McBrayer’s unfiltered Amish import, who flusters Kat’s pal Carter (Julian Grant) and Kat’s mom Sheila (Swoosie Kurtz).

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Jack McBrayer becoming a member of the forged of Name Me Kat

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McBrayer, 49, is greatest identified for enjoying 30 Rock‘s folksy NBC Web page Kenneth Parcell, and it is a reunion of kinds since Name Me Kat star Cheyenne Jackson additionally appeared in 12 episodes of Tina Fey‘s Emmy-winning sitcom.

McBrayer has additionally starred in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky and Bobby, Wreck-It-Ralph and Bob’s Burgers.

McBrayer is the most recent actor who’ll stick with it Phil’s legacy on the present, in a nod to Jordan’s contributions to Name Me Kat earlier than his loss of life at age 67. It was beforehand introduced that Jordan’s pal and former The Cool Children costar Vicki Lawrence would seem as Phil’s oft-mentioned mom Lurlene as a particular tribute to the late actor.

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Jordan’s loss of life shocked his pals and followers all over the world on Oct. 24 when an surprising catastrophic occasion — later decided to be a “sudden cardiac dysfunction” — precipitated him to crash right into a constructing in Hollywood, California. He was pronounced useless on the scene of the crash.

Name Me Kat quickly paused manufacturing to course of the lack of their pal and costar, with Bialik, 47, issuing an announcement.

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“There aren’t phrases to convey the loss we’re experiencing as a forged and a Name Me Kat household,” the assertion started. “Leslie Jordan was bigger than life. He was a Southern gentleman; tender, sensible, naughty and hilarious. We received to know and love him on the top of his happiness and pleasure and it’s inconceivable to think about a world with out our Leslie: the person who would spit on his contact lenses earlier than placing them in his eyes, the person who had a narrative about each man in Hollywood and a few of the girls as effectively, the person who lived to make individuals chortle.”

The assertion continued, “We can be taking time to grieve and to have a good time the various presents Leslie gave to us and to your complete world and we recognize privateness presently.”

RELATED: Dolly Parton Joins Name Me Kat for Tribute to Late Star Leslie Jordan: ‘We’re Completely satisfied That You are at Peace’

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CALL ME KAT: Leslie Jordan in the all-new "Call Me Uncle Dad" episode of CALL ME KAT airing Thursday, October 27 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2022 Fox Media LLC. CR: Lisa Rose/FOX

CALL ME KAT: Leslie Jordan within the all-new “Name Me Uncle Dad” episode of CALL ME KAT airing Thursday, October 27 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2022 Fox Media LLC. CR: Lisa Rose/FOX

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Name Me Kat airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on FOX.


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