Scandal Enlists Lisa Kudrow for Season 3 Arc

Lisa Kudrow ScandalLisa Kudrow is headed to Scandal, but will she be a friend or foe to the Gladiators?

The Friends actress is joining ABC’s red-hot drama in the recurring role of a powerful and smart politician, per Deadline. The character’s rumored name: Shelley Meyers.

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The gig brings Kudrow under the same tent as her longtime producing partner, Scandal Emmy nominee Dan Bucatinsky.

Season 3 of Scandal premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 at 10/9c.

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22 Comments
  1. Clayton says:

    I love it when an actor/actress does something you wouldn’t expect. I’m looking forward to what she can bring to the table.

  2. Robb says:

    I love her.

  3. Judy says:

    As much as I love Lisa Kudrow there is no way I’d watch her on this garbage. Guess this explains where Sandra Oh’s paycheck on Grey’s went.

    • Lauren says:

      Yes, because the budgets for two unrelated shows are inextricably linked.

    • JJM says:

      Sandra Oh still has another season on Grey’s Anatomy, so unless she’s paying Kudrow her money to star on a completely different show then I believe your comment is irrelevant.

  4. nguber says:

    Reblogged this on iwatch2much and commented:
    Yess love me some Lisa Kudrow. Ready to see her do more dramatic roles.

  5. Mark says:

    Awesome news. Here’s to Kerry Washington being on Web Therapy next.

  6. KND says:

    Completely intrigued and super excited

  7. bill says:

    I’ve never seen Lisa Kudrow in a dramatic role. This should be interesting.

  8. Cherry says:

    Great news. I adore Lisa. This is a great chance for her to show the world that she doesn’t have to be typecast in comedy. Can’t wait.

  9. N says:

    I won’t watch S. even for Lisa!

  10. shuayb says:

    Some ppl should really not comment @ all. That said
    BEST CASTING NEWS THIS SEASON. Haven’t seen her in drama so this should b fun…

  11. Juan says:

    I love this news so freaking much. I live Lisa kudrow so much and even though I’ve never seen her in a drama I know she will kill it

  12. Lauren says:

    Oooooh excited for this!!!

  13. Hurley says:

    I guess Dan Bucatinski brought her to Scandal

  14. I squealed as soon as I read the title.

  15. johnny says:

    wow this excites me even more for this upcoming season. Lisa is just grand!

  16. JK says:

    I think she is the most talented member of the “Friends” cast. I like Lisa, cannot stand the rest of them especially Courtney Cox and cry baby Aniston. I am excited to see Lisa on Scandal.

  17. Deborah says:

    PHOEBE ! But yes, Lisa Kudrow is a fantastic actress, and it will be nice to see her on Scandal.

  18. JON says:

    Wouldn’t it have been awesome if Lisa’s character’s name were Regina Phalange?

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