Hal Holbrook joins 'Sons of Anarchy,' Lisa Kudrow gives Showtime 'Therapy'

hal-holbrook-getty-320.jpg Hal Holbrook, a multiple Emmy winner who's portrayed the likes of Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln, will be running with SAMCRO later this year.

Holbrook has signed on for a guest arc on "Sons of Anarchy," FX announced Thursday (April 22). He'll appear in four episodes as Nate Madock, Gemma's ( Katey Sagal) father. The show is staying quiet about how Holbrook's character enters the show, saying only that he and Gemma -- who as last season ended had been framed for murder and gone on the lam -- "reconnect through coincidental circumstances."

Holbrook has five Emmys to his credit, including one for his performance in the 1970s miniseries "Lincoln." He was nominated for an Oscar two years ago for his supporting role in "Into the Wild."

Season 3 of "Sons of Anarchy" starts filming Friday and will premiere in September.

- Lisa Kudrow's online series "Web Therapy" is making the jump to a bigger screen.

Showtime has picked up the rights to the series, in which Kudrow plays an unlicensed therapist who offers advice to her clients via webcam. Deadline.com reports that several web installments will be combined to make half-hour TV episodes. Showtime will also film some new material to help stitch each episode together.

Kudrow co-created the show with Don Roos and is also an executive producer.

- AMC has found the female lead for its drama pilot "The Killing."

Mireille Enos ("Big Love") will play a Seattle homicide detective investigating a girl's murder; the show will also focus on the victim's family, the suspects and local politicians who get wrapped up in the case.

Enos will star with Billy Campbell ("The 4400," "Melrose Place"), Michelle Forbes ("True Blood," "24") and Brent Sexton ("Life," "Deadwood"). Patty Jenkins ("Monster") has signed on to direct the pilot, which is an adaptation of a Danish drama called "Forbrydelsen."

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