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Frances Conroy Married

FX’s Married will kick off its sophomore season with a family reunion, featuring two TV veterans.

Frances Conroy (American Horror Story) and M.C. Gainey (Lost) will guest-star on the cable comedy’s Season 2 premiere, EW.com reports.

The pair will play Janice and Ed, the mother and stepfather of Judy Greer’s Lina. When Lina and Russ visit her ‘rents — in the hopes of bringing Janice home to receive better care — things take an unexpected turn.

Married returns for Season 2 on Thursday, July 16, at 10:30 pm.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* ABC has again changed the name of its new Sunday night drama, Oil (fka Boom), to Blood and Oil. Which is so much less ickier…?

* General Hospital has cast relative newcomer Robert Palmer Watkins (of the web series Last Life) in the role of Dillon Quartermaine, which was previously played by Scott Clifton until 2007. Per Soap Opera Digest, Watkins will make his debut next week.

* HBO has given a two-season order to Animals, an animated comedy produced by Mark and Jay Duplass (Togetherness), Deadline reports. Set to debut in 2016, Animals revolves around the downtrodden creatures native to New York City, from lovelorn rats to gender-questioning pigeons to aging bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis.

* Days of Our Lives vet Jason Cook, who played Shawn-Douglas Brady from 1999 to 2006, will return for the series’ 50th anniversary in November, Soap Opera Digest reports.

* Erin Andrews (Dancing With the Stars) and Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect) will co-host the CMT Music Awards, airing Wednesday, June 10, at 8/7c.