Sarandon will play J.C. Small, a writer who also happens to be Molly’s (Melissa McCarthy) idol. The character is being described as J.D. Salinger with William Faulkner and Gore Vidal mixed in, as well as having “a beautiful mind and a tortured soul.” J.C. takes on the role of trying to teach Molly how to become a writer.
Sarandon will also appear in the upcoming McCarthy-starrer, “Tammy.”
The fourth season of “Mike and Molly” will get a midseason return on CBS.