***The following interview contains slight spoilers for 3.01***
Last night FOX’s comedy series, Call Me Kat
, returned with all-new episodes for a third season. At the end of last season, Kat (Mayim Bialik) left on vacation to get away from the stress of running her business, leaving her best friend, Randi (Kyla Pratt) and Phil (Leslie Jordon) in charge. When Kat returns from her trip around the world, she’s decides to go with the flow and be more accepting, but she ends up becoming more confident and sticking up for what’s important to her, such as with keeping the business as a cat café rather than the juice bar Randi has turned it into in her absence.
According to Bialik, who spoke with SciFi Vision during a recent roundtable, the showrunners, Jim Patterson and Maria Ferrari, and producer Warren Bell thought this was a way to start fresh in some ways. “I think that they want[ed] a different take on these relationships,” she explained. “I think there's a lot more camaraderie that we're showing. We're exploring more of the relationships between the people, instead of having relationships with other things happening. Honestly, I was nervous about that, because I was thinking, ‘Gosh, it's just going to be boring, just all of us sitting [and] talking,’ and it's actually even, I think, [richer]. So, that's been a really wonderful shift. I think for Kat, again, Jim and Maria and Warren really wanted kind of a new start for her. I think having Randi take more ownership over the cafe and Kat having to kind of come into her own is giving us a little more space to expand the characters with a little bit more depth. I think that's sort of true all across the board,”