“Return of Jezebel James” recruits Dianne Wiest

I’d buy Dianne Wiest as Parker Posey’s mom, easily. The Oscar-winning thesp has signed on for a Diannewiestcrop_2 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.

More TV

  • First Look at Stephen King's 'Mr.

    First Look at Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes' VR Game

    I’d buy Dianne Wiest as Parker Posey’s mom, easily. The Oscar-winning thesp has signed on for a 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 […]

  • ‘War of the Worlds’ Coming From

    ‘War of the Worlds’ Series Coming From Fox Europe and Africa, Canal Plus

    I’d buy Dianne Wiest as Parker Posey’s mom, easily. The Oscar-winning thesp has signed on for a 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 […]

  • BROOKLYN NINE-NINE -- "White Whale" Episode

    Hitchcock and Scully Episode of ’Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Announced at Comic-Con

    I’d buy Dianne Wiest as Parker Posey’s mom, easily. The Oscar-winning thesp has signed on for a 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 […]

  • Amy Powell

    Ousted Paramount TV Chief Amy Powell Denies Making Racially Insensitive Comments

    I’d buy Dianne Wiest as Parker Posey’s mom, easily. The Oscar-winning thesp has signed on for a 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 […]

  • 'Breaking Bad,' 'Better Call Saul' Creators

    'Breaking Bad,' 'Better Call Saul' Creators and Stars Talk Crossover Potential

    I’d buy Dianne Wiest as Parker Posey’s mom, easily. The Oscar-winning thesp has signed on for a 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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content