From The Roxbury to the Alphabet

Seemingly since his film career is in worse shape than a 90-year-old with Swine Flu, Chris Kattan has accepted a deal to return to Television.

The “Saturday Night Live” alumni – who went on to star in such films as “A Night at the Roxbury”, “Santa’s Slay” and “Wanted : Undead or Alive” – will join bellybutton-less Patricia Heaton on the new ABC Comedy “The Middle”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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

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