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A Brady and a Broadway blonde check in to Samantha Who?

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 5th 2008 5:08PM
Flo HGuest stars can be good and guest stars can be not-so-good, but this one sounds like a winner to me. EW's Michael Ausiello has an exclusive report that Florence Henderson will be on Samantha Who?

And if you think Christina Applegate kind of looks like she could be related to Florence, you're not alone. The Brady Bunch veteran has been cast as Samantha Newly's grandmother, Jean Smart's mama. And if that's not blonde goodness and potential hilarity for you, TVGuide.com has another exclusive; Christine Ebersole will play Sammy's aunt. In the very same storyline!

Ebersole is more famous for her work -- her brilliant, Tony-award winning work -- on Broadway, but believe me, she's fantastic. These four actresses should be dynamite together, especially since Flo's supposedly brought into the episode to settle a squabble between Regina and her sister, Amy. In typical Regina fashion, she's used Samantha's amnesia to forget that she had a sister. Sam, quite naturally, is stunned to discover Aunt Amy. Sounds like fireworks to me.

The thing about guest stars to me is that they need to really be part of the fabric of the show and not just a stunt. These two guest turns suggest importance because they're part of Sam's family. And since there is already such a formidable and funny cast on Samantha Who?, including my Gilmore Girl fave Melissa McCarthy as Dena, bringing in guests is almost too much of a good thing.

You know, like chocolate cheesecake with a little Hershey's syrup and whipped cream on top. Samantha Who? is already rich enough. It doesn't need the extras, and yet how delicious.

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