Susan Blakely is set to join the cast of Cougar Town.
The actress will star in the hit comedy as the mother of Ellie (Christa Miller), according to TV Line.
An insider revealed that Blakely’s character Claire is an “upscale, attractive patrician”.
Ellie warns that her mother is a “horrible person” but her friends don’t initially understand what she is talking about.
Blakely has previously guest starred in shows including Southland, Men of a Certain Age,Brothers & Sisters and Two and a Half Men.
Scrubs star Sarah Chalke recently signed up for a recurring role in Cougar Town, which will return with new episodes in midseason.