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Susan Sarandon Books Guest Gig on ‘Mike & Molly’

Sarandon will play a famed novelist who gives Molly a writing lesson she won’t soon forget

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).

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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.