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Lisa Kudrow lands recurring role on 'Scandal'

Lisa Kudrow lands recurring role on 'Scandal'
Lisa Kudrow will join the ABC drama "Scandal" in a recurring role as a politician in season three. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Olivia Pope must be a "Smelly Cat" fan.

Lisa Kudrow, who played guitar-strumming free spirit Pheobe Buffay for 10 seasons on “Friends,” will join the ABC drama “Scandal” in a recurring role in season three.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kudrow will play a politician, but further details about her character have not been disclosed.  Sadly, it's probably safe to assume she will not go by the name Regina Phalange.

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The series, from creator Shonda Rhimes, stars Emmy nominee Kerry Washington as Washington crisis manager Olivia Pope, and Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant.

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Last season, "Felicity" alum Scott Foley joined in a recurring role and will be upped to a regular when "Scandal" returns Oct. 3.

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