‘Call Me Kat’: Jim Patterson, Maria Ferrari Take Over As Showrunners

Jim Patterson and Maria Ferrari will take over the top spot of the Mayim Bialik comedy for Fox in its third season. They are replacing Season 2 showrunner Alissa Neubauer, who decided not to return. She replaced Darlene Hunt, who was showrunner in the comedy’s first season.

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Mayim Bialik’s ‘Jeopardy’ Goal: Maintaining Its Integrity

Besides starting production on a new season of Fox’s sitcom Call Me Kat, Bialik was recalled to duty as a Jeopardy guest host — the result of the quiz show’s publicly messy effort to replace the late Alex Trebek. While Bialik didn’t speculate on whether she might ultimately be Sony’s pick, she said she considers herself part of the show’s “family” and was glad to help out on the syndicated show around the season-two taping of Call Me Kat.

‘Call Me Kat’ Renewed For Season 2 At Fox

Kat’s cat café will remain open after Fox handed freshman comedy Call Me Kat a second season. However, Darlene Hunt, who was the showrunner and executive producer of Season 1, is leaving the show and negotiations are underway for her replacement.