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Kathy Bates To Guest Star On 'Mike & Molly'

FILE - This Jan. 27, 2012 file photo shows actress Kathy Bates arriveing at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television A
FILE - This Jan. 27, 2012 file photo shows actress Kathy Bates arriveing at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards at the Soho House, in Los Angeles. Bates says she is recovering from a double mastectomy. The Oscar-winning actress tweeted on Wednesday, Sept. 12, that she was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago. But in a separate post, she said she doesn't miss her breasts as much as "Harry's Law," her NBC law drama that was canceled last May. Bates, 64, told People magazine that she won't have to undergo radiation or chemotherapy. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)

Kathy Bates may have lost her head on "American Horror Story," but now she needs to prepare for a new level of horror ... a CBS sitcom.

The Wrap reports that Bates will guest star in an upcoming episode of "Mike & Molly."

On the Melissa McCarthy sitcom, Bates will play "Kay McKinnon, a well-traveled, worldly photographer who also happens to be Peggy Biggs’ (Rondi Reed) best friend from high school." Kay and Molly (McCarthy) become fast friends, so things get heated when Peggy, Molly's mother-in-law, gets jealous over their new BFF status.

This isn't the first time Bates has ventured into sitcom territory. She won an Emmy for playing the ghost of Charlie Sheen's character on "Two and a Half Men" in 2012.

No word yet on when Bates' episode will air.

"Mike & Molly" airs Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on CBS.

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