Bless the Harts season 2 lands Jon Hamm for guest role
As the second season gets underway, Fox’s Bless the Harts is already lining up a star-studded guess cast roster as Jon Hamm (Top Gun: Maverick) has signed on to make a cameo appearance and reunite with Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Hamm is set to appear in the October 18 Halloween-themed episode “Dead Mall” as the mayor of the titular family’s North Carolina city, Mayor Webb, described as an “old-school stoner mayor who does his best to keep the small town going on a tight budget, with a proclivity for staging public explosions of old buildings.”
Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey (The Last Man on Earth, Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live), the 10-episode first season received rave reviews from critics and was a solid draw in ratings for Fox, garnering a 22-episode second season renewal, which premiered in late September.
Bless the Harts follows a group of Southerners who are always broke as a joke, and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don’t realize is that they’re already rich, in friends, family and laughter. The cast for the series includes Wiig, Rudolph, Jillian Bell (Workaholics), Ike Barinholtz (The Hunt), Kumail Nanjiani (The Lovebirds) and Fortune Feimster (Friendsgiving).
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Bless the Harts will be executive-produced by Emily Spivey, Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Phil Lord (The Last Man on Earth, The LEGO Movie), Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Christopher Miller (The Last Man on Earth, The LEGO Movie), Kristen Wiig and Seth Cohen (The Last Man on Earth, Drunk History).
Lord and Miller, who previously worked with Spivey on their series, The Last Man on Earth, produce the series through their Lord Miller Productions banner, with the company’s Aubrey Lee overseeing the project in their continuing growing roster of production slates in the film and TV worlds.
Bless the Harts airs on Sundays on Fox at 8:30 p.m.