NBC has set Jan. 9 as the night when former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole will appear on its Thursday-night comedy “Suddenly Susan.”

On the show, Dole – who filmed a scene with series stars Judd Nelson and Nestor Carbonell as well as a promo for the show with star Brooke Shields on the “Suddenly Susan’s” Warner Bros. set Dec. 16 – meets Luis (Carbonell), who spends much of the episode studying for his U.S. citizenship exam.

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