“Return of Jezebel James” adds Dianne Wiest

From Variety.com’s On the Air blog:

I’d buy Dianne Wiest as Parker Posey’s mom, easily. The Oscar-winning thesp has signed on for a Diannewiestcrop  recurring role on Fox’s midseason comedy “The Return of Jezebel James,” which means that creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has another solid actress and intriguing character to write for.

Wiest will play Talia, the mother of the two very different sisters, Sarah and Coco, played by Posey and Lauren Ambrose, around which the “Jezebel James” conceit is built. Wiest hasn’t done much TV since her 200-2002 stint as D.A.  Nora Lewin on NBC’s “Law & Order.” She bagged an Emmy in 1997 for her guest shot on Disney Channel’s “Road to Avonlea” to go with her two supporting actress Oscars, for 1986’s “Hannah and Her Sisters” and 1994’s “Bullets Over Broadway.”

There’s still no firm preem date set for “Jezebel James” but it’s expected to land around the time Hurricane “Idol” hits Fox in January. For a peek at “Jezebel James,” click here for your entry into Clip Madness.

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