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Casting Roundup: Candice Bergen to Play Cuddy's Mom on 'House,' 'Real Housewives' Sons to Appear on 'Millionaire Matchmaker'

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 16th 2010 11:20AM
Candice BergenMurphy Brown is in the 'House.' Yep, Candice Bergen is making a 'House' call to play Cuddy's mother on the hit Fox medical drama.

OK, enough with the puns, here are the details: The five-time Emmy winner will begin her multi-episode arc in November. According to The Ausiello Files, this is Bergen's first TV role since 'Boston Legal' wrapped. No word on an official episode count, but be sure to see plenty of shared screen time between Bergen, Lisa Edelstein (Cuddy) and Hugh Laurie (House).

In other casting news ...

Patty Duke has joined the cast of Lifetime's 'Unanswered Prayers,' the TV flick about Garth Brooks' song. The movie follows a couple, played by Eric Close and Samantha Mathis, whose lives change when a woman, played by Madchen Amick, returns to their small town. Duke will play mom to Manthis' character. Alex Frnka has also been cast as the girlfriend to the couple's son. [Deadline Hollywood]

Lucy Liu will headline 'Marry Me,' a four-hour multi-part movie on Lifetime. The movie, about a woman looking for her true love, also has Steven Pasquale, Bobby Cannavale , Enrique Murciano and Annie Potts on board. [Variety]

Lou Diamond Phillips has joined Sherry Stringfield and Jamie-Lynn Sigler in Josh Berman's untitled Lifetime cop pilot. Phillips will play the boss to Stringfield and Sigler's police detective characters. [Deadline Hollywood]

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Caroline Manzo's two sons, Christopher and Albie, will appear on the new season of Bravo's 'Millionaire Matchmaker.' The two will be clients of Patti Stanger. Season 4 premieres Oct. 19. [TV Guide]

Dylan Baker will guest star on the season 4 finale of 'Burn Notice' as Max, a figure from Michael's past. Baker may stick around the USA Network drama on a recurring basis next season. [Deadline Hollywood]

'True Blood' star Kevin Alejandro and 'Mad Men' veteran Michael Gladis will both play rape victims on 'Law & Order: SVU.' The duo will be part of a trio of rape victims who may have a connection to their rapist. [TV Guide]

'Wonderfalls' star Tracie Thoms has been cast as the ex-wife of Chi McBride's Winston on 'Human Target.' The character will debut in November, but may recur throughout the season. Look for Thoms' Michelle to begrudgingly help Winston. [The Ausiello Files]

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It'll be wonderful to have Candice Bergen back on TV! I lost interest in "House" a couple of years ago but I'm willing to give it another shot now.

September 16 2010 at 1:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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