Chris Kattan is a 'Middle' man

Chris Kattan has landed his first post-"Saturday Night Live" TV series.

The 10-year "SNL" veteran has joined ABC's new comedy "The Middle" as a regular.

Kattan, who guest-starred in the pilot, will play Bob, a good friend of fellow car salesman Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton).

The WBTV-produced "Middle" is a single-camera comedy about a middle-class Midwestern family seen through the eyes of the mother (Heaton). It is slated to premiere Sept. 30, airing in the 8:30 p.m. Wednesday slot.

Kattan next appears in IFC's "Bollywood Hero," a three-part comedy miniseries set to air Aug. 6-8. Kattan plays himself as he moves to India, where he has been promised a starring role in a Bollywood film.

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