Anne Archer taking over Privileged role
The drama begins with twentysomething Megan Smith (played by Joanna Garcia) unexpectedly getting hired by Laurel Limoges to tutor the woman's teen granddaughters. Laurel is a widow whose fortune comes from a successful cosmetics empire.
It's unfortunate that Marsha Mason didn't work out, but Anne Archer is a terrific fit for a show like this. She's had more TV roles over the last few years. She played Melinda's mother on Ghost Whisperer, and appeared in several episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Dennis and Dee's mom. It will be fun to compare her performance with Jessica Walters' grandmother role, since Privileged is airing after 90210 on Tuesdays this fall. Which wealthy matriarch will rule the CW?