Exclusive: ABC's Mistresses Casts JoBeth Williams as Alyssa Milano's Mom

JoBeth WilliamsAddison’s Private Practice mom has found a new family.

ABC’s midseason drama Mistresses has tapped JoBeth Williams — aka Addie’s troubled ma Bizzy — to play the mother of Alyssa Milano and Jes Macallan’s characters, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Based on the British format by the same name, Mistresses follows four women (Milano, newcomer Macallan, Lost‘s Yunjin Kim and Work It‘s Rochelle Aytes) as they balance their turbulent romantic and personal lives. The series also stars Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy) and Aussie Brett Tucker (Castle, Spartacus: Vengeance).

Though originally slated for summer 2013, the drama has been moved to the coming midseason.

Williams — whose other recent credits include Scandal and Hart of Dixie — will appear in Episode 9.

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  1. Danielle H says:

    I thought this was coming Summer 2013, not mid season ? Anybody know??

  2. I hope it can do well on midseason, I think summer was a better fit for it. I like the whole concept of the show but I think a lot of people are tired of a sex and the city style show and so this prob. would have made it on summer.

  3. Brenda Webb says:

    The sooner the better”
    Keep me updated as to the time and date!
    My fingers will speed set the DVR!

  4. JB says:

    Loved the British show. Can’t wait for this!

  5. Martin says:

    How many times will ABC say, “I’m making a show for summer — oh wait, changed my mind, gonna use it in midseason instead”

  6. Capi Stewart says:

    Can’t wait to see it!! I will be watching every episode!!!!

  7. Ram510 says:

    I thought ABC decided to pass on this show and it was going to Lifetime, or was that another show that happened to?

  8. shuayb says:

    As much as I love Alyssa and this concept. This series won’t last more than one season. No woman-centric shows survive very long on ABC. Eastwick, Cashmere Mafia, Missing, GCB were perfectly good shows but of course ABC cancelled it. Greys and PPP have male leads so they are the exceptions.

    • RLS says:

      Yes, because Desperate Housewives, Revenge, and Scandal are so testosterone-heavy? Eastwick, GCB, Missing, and Cashmere Mafia were all terrible shows that deserved to die. The good female centric shows can survive on ABC. I think Nashville is going to be a huge hit.

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