'Masters of Sex' is about to break bad. Well, sort of.
The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned that the Showtime series has recruited 'Breaking Bad' alum Betsy Brandt to star in a recurring role during the breakout drama's second season.
So who exactly will she be playing? The actress has been cast to fill the role of Barbara, a brand new secretary to Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen). The position was previously held by Miss Horchow (Margo Martindale), who guest starred in the series premiere, as well as Masters' own wife, Libby (Caitlin Fitzgerald), who briefly took up the secretarial reigns near the end of Season 1.
Perhaps Brandt, unlike the others, will be able to make the job stick. Though, knowing Masters, he won't make it easy for her.
This role marks Brandt's first gig after wrapping NBC's low-rated freshman sitcom 'The Michael J. Fox Show,' where she co-starred as Fox's wife. Back in February, the network announced it was pulling the series from its schedule even though it still had seven unaired episodes to go. Unsurprisingly, it has yet to be rescheduled. Let's hope Brandt has better luck on Showtime.
But she isn't the only newbie to be making an appearance during 'Masters' second installment. 'Akeelah and the Bee's Keke Palmer has also landed a recurring gig as the Masters' nanny, Coral.
Aside from 'Breaking Bad' and 'The Michael J. Fox Show,' Brandt's other TV credits include 'Body of Proof,' 'Parenthood,' and 'Private Practice.'