SNL Vet Lands ABC TV Series

Chris Kattan has landed his first post-Saturday Night Live TV series.

The 10-year SNL veteran has joined ABC’s new comedy The Middle as a regular.

Kattan, who guest-starred in the pilot, will play Bob, a good friend of fellow car salesman Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton).

The WBTV-produced Middle is a single-camera comedy about a middle-class Midwestern family seen through the eyes of the mother (Heaton). It is slated to premiere Sept. 30, airing in the 8:30 p.m. Wednesday slot.

Kattan next appears in IFC’s Bollywood Hero, a three-part comedy miniseries set to air Aug. 6-8. Kattan plays himself as he moves to India, where he has been promised a starring role in a Bollywood film.

He is repped by APA and 3 Arts.

Nielsen Business Media