In scandalous times, we need all the 'Friends' we can get!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lisa Kudrow, aka the former Phoebe Buffay, has been added to the cast of ABC's 'Scandal' for its upcoming third season.
Details on Kudrow's character are scarce, though it is rumored that she will be portraying a politician in a recurring role. Rhimes had previously hinted that one of the major story arcs for the coming season is Tony Goldwyn's beleaguered President Fitzgerald Grant's re-election campaign. Could Kudrow's politician play a rival for the Oval Office?
"We're going to head in that direction, but I don't know if we're going to get there in the first half of the season," Rhimes said. "But we are heading in that direction. It's a big deal. We're at the timeline where that starts to be an issue."
The casting finds Kudrow joining her long-time producing partner Dan Bucatinsky, who earned an Emmy nomination for his own recurring role on the Shonda Rhimes series. The role marks Kudrow's biggest television acting commitment for some time, as the actress has been focusing primarily on behind the scenes production work. Kudrow and Bucatinsky have previously teamed up producing the actress' 'Web Therapy' and her short-lived HBO series 'The Comeback,' as well as the TLC documentary series 'Who Do You Think You Are?'
The third season of 'Scandal' begins Thursday, Oct. 3 on ABC. What do you think about the comedic Kudrow's addition to the ABC drama?