PREVIOUSLY ON… | With Jimmy and Sabrina settling into their life as a married couple, Virginia was forced to come to terms with her role as Hope’s grandmother (with Sabrina assuming the role of Mom) — despite having essentially raised the child for the first few years of her life. Burt, meanwhile, discovered Maw Maw’s estranged centenarian mother was alive (!) — a fact Maw Maw promptly forgot when the Gollum-esque woman died (!!) on the Chase family toilet (!!!).
COMING UP NEXT | Virginia and Burt’s obsession with TV lawyers leads to them sitting second chair for attorney Wally Phipps (Lou Wagner) during a trial. Elsewhere, Molly Shannon joins the cast for three episodes as Maxine, a Type A businesswoman who purchases Howdy’s and immediately starts exploring additional uses for the space during off hours. This leads Sabrina to hatch a plan that involves Jimmy’s fledgling career as an artist. As new showrunner Mike Mariano puts it, “We explore the idea of putting yourself out there in life, and what that means.”
TVLINE BONUS SPOILER | Brace yourself for “a high-concept Christmas parody.” Pressed for details, Mariano keeps cryptic: “It might look like a popular children’s special. That’s all I want to say for now.”
RETURN DATE | Friday, Nov. 8 at 9/8c (Fox)