By Tim Kenneally
Susan Sarandon is coming to “Mike & Molly.”
The “Dead Man Walking” actress has been booked for a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom, playing J.C. Small, a literary icon and an idol to Molly Flynn (played by Melissa McCarthy).
Described as “part J.D. Salinger with a touch of William Faulkner and a spike of Gore Vidal,” Small possesses both a beautiful mind and a tortured soul. She gives Molly a lesson in writing that she, nor her family, are soon to forget.
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Though known primarily for her film work, Sarandon has dabbled in television, making appearances on Showtime’s “The Big C” and NBC’s “30 Rock” in recent years.
“Mike & Molly” returns to the air mid-season.