Molly Shannon Is 'Pushing Daisies'
Former 'SNL' star will recur on ABC show
Shannon has signed on for a three-episode arc in the freshman series, which recently received a full-season pickup. Her first appearance is scheduled for the show's eighth episode, in either late November or early December.
She'll play a character named Dilly Balsam, a professional rival of Ned's (Lee Pace) who opens a sweets shop across from the Pie Hole. Her sometime collaborator Mike White -- writer of the movie "Year of the Dog" and creator of FOX "Cracking Up," both of which starred Shannon -- will also guest-star has Dilly's brother Billy.
Shannon has been busy of late. In addition to her "Pushing Daisies" stint, she's working on a Lifetime movie called "More of Me" and will star in NBC's remake of the Australian comedy "Kath and Kim." She also co-starred in "Evan Almighty" earlier this year.
Her credits also include a six-season run on "SNL," the films "Marie Antoinette," "American Splendor" and "Superstar" and a recurring part on "Will & Grace."