Lisa Kudrow Of 'Friends' Joins 'Scandal' Cast For Season 3

 @TreyeGreen t.green@ibtimes.com
on August 29 2013 7:37 PM
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Lisa Kudrow will be a part of the cast of "Scandal" for the show's third season this fall. She will be playing a politician, though the specific details of her role have yet to be revealed. Reuters

ABC's hit drama "Scandal" will be adding a former "Friends" cast mate to the roster this fall. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lisa Kudrow has landed a recurring role on the show. Kudrow will play a politician on the show's upcoming third season, though it hasn't been revealed what her character's name is or who she will be working with politically. The date of her first episode is also being kept a secret for now. 

The show's Emmy-nominated lead, Kerry Washington, recently shared a few details about the show's new season, which kick offs on Thursday, Oct. 3.  

“The show picks up right where we left off, just a moment later,” Washington said in an interview with SFGate. “It’s very exciting that we get to learn more about Olivia and her father.

The "Scandal" role will be one of Kudrow's most prominent acting roles since she finished her 10-season run on the iconic NBC comedy "Friends."

Speaking to THR, the show's creator, Shonda Rhimes, said that the re-election of President Fitzgerald Grant -- played by Tony Goldwyn -- will probably be one of the focuses of the third season. 

"We're going to head in that direction, but I don't know if we're going to get there in the first half of the season," Rhimes said. "But we are heading in that direction. It's a big deal. We're at the timeline where that starts to be an issue."

She also shared in a tweet on Wednesday that the show will air 10 episodes in a row without any break. This should be welcome news for many of the show's fans who were frustrated by the lengthy pauses in between episodes last season. The second half of the season will consists of 12 episodes that will also air without breaks in between.

Scandal returns on Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. on ABC. 

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