The upcoming episode of “Call Me Kat” will include a title card paying tribute to Leslie Jordan after his death at age 67 in a car accident on Monday. Titled “Call Me Uncle Dad,” Season 3 Episode 5 will air on Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
Since the debut of “Call Me Kat in 2021,” Jordan starred in the comedy as Phil, the head baker at Kat’s (Mayim Bialik) cafe. He had completed production on eight episodes of Season 3, and was due to finish shooting Episode 9 this week. In Episode 7, which is set to air on Nov. 10, Jordan’s character gets his first love interest (guest star John Griffin).
Additionally, Jordan appears in upcoming episodes of “Lego Masters” and “The Masked Singer,” which also air on Fox.
Fox and Warner Bros. TV, which produces the series, confirmed on Monday that production on Season 3 would pause as a result of Jordan’s death.
“We are shocked and devastated by today’s tragic passing of Leslie Jordan,” Fox said in a statement. “Leslie was far more than an Emmy Award-winning comedic talent with whom we’ve laughed alongside for all these years. He was the kindest person you could ever imagine who simply lit up a room and brought pure joy and huge smiles to millions of people around the world. The truest of Southern Gentlemen, Leslie carried an infectious exuberance, indelible sense of humor and, throughout, gifted us with countless fond memories that will last forever. As we grieve this sad news, we also wish to extend our most profound sympathies to Leslie’s family, friends and fans, whom he held so dear.”
(Excerpt) Read more in: Variety