TVLine has learned exclusively that the Emmy-winning TV vet (Who’s the Boss, Ugly Betty, One Life to Live) is joining the second season of the TNT hit as an authoritative and controlling battle-ax who will fight to the death to protect the people she loves. And for the people she loves, she uses every psychological trick in the book to make them do what she wants.
Could this dragon lady be the mother of Brenda Strong’s Ann Ewing? Seems like a safe bet, particularly in light of the imminent arrival of a character we’re guessing will turn out to be Ann’s estranged daughter.
Light — who most recently guest-starred as Kristen Johnston’s mother on TV Land’s The Exes — will recur throughout Dallas‘ second season, which is set to premiere on Jan. 28.