Wendie Malick, Nico Santos, Rob Corddry Among ‘Not Dead Yet’ Season 2 Guest Stars (EXCLUSIVE)

Wendie Malick, Nico Santos, Rob Corddry, Tommy Martinez, Lidia Porto, Annie O’Donnell, Jesse Garcia, and Cedric Yarbrough are joining the cast in guest roles on ABC’s “Not Dead Yet,” which returns for its Season 2 on Wednesday, February 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC (and streaming the next day on Hulu). The comedy, based on the book “Confessions of a 40-something F**k Up” by Alexandra Potter, stars Gina Rodriguez as Nell Serrano, newspaper obituary writer who can see the dead people she’s writing about.

David Windsor and Casey Johnson (“This Is Us”) are the showrunners on “Not Dead Yet,” which also stars Hannah Simone, Lauren Ash, Rick Glassman, Joshua Banday and Angela Gibbs. Most of the guest stars will appear in one episode — usually as one of the dead bodies that talks to Nell. But Garcia will serve as a recurring guest star, and appear in six episodes as Nell’s potential love interest.

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Guesting this season, Malick (“Just Shoot Me,” “Dream On”) will play Mary Sue Manners, who “hosted the public access show, ‘Manners Matter with Mary Sue Manners.’ During her forty-year career, she gave meticulous advice on all things etiquette-related. Unfortunately this adherence to being polite backfired when she was too embarrassed to ask for help and choked on crudité. As her latest obituary subject, Nell teaches Mary Sue how to let go and drop some well-placed f-bombs.”

Santos (“Superstore,” “Crazy Rich Asians”) will play Teddy, “Pasadena’s number one realtor, whose picture is plastered all over the sides of every bus until one day he was unfortunately plastered on the front of one. As a ghost who appears to Nell (Gina Rodriguez), he tries to get her to “OWN IT”. Possibly one day a house, but also the current mess that is her life.”

Corddry (“Ballers,” “Childrens Hospital”) is set to play Andrew, “a nerdy, nondescript accountant who convinces Nell and Lexi that he was murdered and they work together to solve it.”

Martinez (“Good Trouble,” “Riverdale”) is Andres, “a very handsome artist that Nell hopes to have a love connection with, but turns out he’s the son of her latest obituary.”

Porto (“Home Economics,” “Get Shorty”) will play Senator Diana Fernandez. “A sweet but energetic firebrand, Diana is a no holds barred, truth telling senator who once filibustered for 23 hours straight for women’s healthcare. Diana is the current subject of Nell’s obituary. She is a devoted mother to her son, Andres, and has trouble letting him live his own life, even as a ghost.”

O’Donnell (“Two Lives in Pittsburgh,” “Ann”) is set to play Estelle, who “was a devoted mother of 16 children and grandmother of 49 grandchildren. She counsels Nell to enjoy her freedom, skip having kids and focus on being the fun aunt.”

Garcia (“Flamin’ Hot”) will play TJ, “a sportswriter at the SoCal Independent. A native of Chicago, T.J. is a diehard Cubs fan. He’s affable and friendly to everyone in the office, except Nell (Gina Rodriguez). He can’t get over how seven years ago in a bar she drunkenly turned off the historic Game 7 of the World Series when the Cubs finally won it all – something Nell doesn’t even remember. Although they get off to a rocky start, T.J. and Nell become friends and possibly more.”

Yarbrough (“Lucky Hank,” “Reno 911!”) is Paul, “the bitter neighbor of Nell’s current ghost, a deceased IRS agent. At first a witness to the ghost’s suspicious death, Paul quickly becomes a suspect when Nell and Lexi discover he has a motive for murder.”

Malick is repped by Innovative Artists; Santos is repped by Greene Talent; Corddry is repped by WME; Martinez is repped by Greene Talent; Porto is repped by Aqua Talent Agency.; O’Donnell is repped by Synergy Talent; Garcia is repped by Independent Artist Group; Yarbrough is repped by The Gersh Agency.

Johnson and Windsor are creators and executive producers. Rodriguez, Dean Holland and Wonderland Sound and Vision’s McG, Mary Viola and Corey Marsh are also EPs. The series is produced by Disney TV Studios’ 20th Television.

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