How to Get Away With Murder Casts Brett Butler in Season 3 Mystery Role

Let’s hope Brett Butler still has the capacity for grace under fire.

The former sitcom lead (and recent Leftovers guest star) will show up on How to Get Away With Murder‘s upcoming third season, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Details about Butler’s role are being kept under tight wraps. Might she be part of the university, which will “figure prominently” in Season 3, per series creator Peter Nowalk? Scandal-plagued “Annalise’s teaching reputation is suffering,” he recently told TVLine, adding, “She needs to get her s–t together and go back and refocus on what her original passions were. That also means trying to get [the Keating 5] to care about school again. There’s a real feeling of, ‘Let’s get back to normal and move on.’ And we’ll see if that’s possible.”

HTGAWM‘s guest roster this season also includes Grammy winner Mary J. Blige, Esai Morales (NYPD Blue) and Amy Madigan (Grey’s Anatomy).

In addition to her 1990s comedy Grace Under Fire, Butler’s TV gigs include The Young and the RestlessAnger Management and a recent guest stint on The Leftovers.

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  1. Brian says:

    The casting on both Grey’s & HTGAWM are so good and interesting. Don’t get why Scandal doesn’t land these types of casting coups.

  2. MMD says:

    Haven’t seen much of her since her troubles with alcohol/drugs while doing Saving Grace. While this is not a show I watch, I really glad to see that she has gotten her act together over the past few years because I always liked her. Kudos on this casting.

  3. flowerduh says:

    I loved her on Grace Under Fire. I used to watch the show regularly. Glad to see she’s on tv again.

  4. Steven says:

    Glad to see her acting again!

  5. Eran says:

    I loved, loved, LOVED Grace Under Fire back in the day. This makes me invariably happy.

  6. HAP says:

    There was a period back in 2011 when she had to live in a homeless shelter. Good to see she is apparently clean and has a paying job. One other thing- Her real name is Brett Anderson, and I have no idea why she adopted the name of Butler.