The Drew Carey Show alum Diedrich Bader is returning to ABC as the male lead opposite Katy Mixon in the network’s single-camera comedy pilot The Second Fattest Housewife In Westport, from Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios.

Written by Sarah Dunn and directed by Ruben Fleischer, The Second Fattest Housewife In Westport is narrated by Katie (Mixon), a (slightly) larger, strong-willed mother raising her flawed family of three in a wealthy town filled with “perfect” wives and their “perfect” offspring.

abclogoBader will play Jeff Otto, Katie’s husband and father of teenagers Taylor and Harrison and 5-year-old Anna-Kat. Jeff adores Katie and has absolutely no problem with the fact that she’s a larger sized woman. He is always reasonable, the voice of logic, and often the only barrier between the rest of the world and Katie’s somewhat ill conceived plans. The cast of the pilot also includes Ali Wong.

Nick
5 months
Yes! Bader is the BEST!
Jamie Feldman
5 months
Congrats, Diedrich!
pulsor93
5 months
Good to see Hoss Delgado continuing to get work.

Bader, who recently recurred on HBO’s Veep, is set for the voice cast of Cartoon Network’s upcoming Justice League Action and Disney XD’s Milo Murphy’s Law. He’s repped by Principato Young Entertainment and Paradigm.