'Scandal' Season 3: Lisa Kudrow joins ABC series in recurring role

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lisa-kudrow-scandal-season-3-gi.jpgGladiators, a familiar face is coming to DC for Season 3 of "Scandal" -- but is she a friend or foe?

Deadline reports that "Friends" alum Lisa Kudrow will be taking on a recurring role on the hit ABC series. Details surrounding Kudrow's role are being kept under wraps, in typical Shonda Rhimes fashion, but it's at least known that she'll be playing a politician.

In joining "Scandal," Kudrow also joins her long-time producing partner Dan Bucatinsky, who received an Emmy nomination this year (and talked to Zap2It about it) for his recurring role as James, Cyrus' ( Jeff Perry) long-suffering husband.

This marks Kudrow's largest series acting commitment in quite some time. Since wrapping up "Friends" and being forced to walk away from cult HBO comedy "The Comeback" after only one season, Kudrow has focused on her production shingle, as well as her web series "Web Therapy," which has been repackaged for TV and is in the midst of its third season on Showtime.

"Scandal" returns for Season 3 on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m ET on ABC. 

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