Goldberg will appear in several episodes of The CW's comedy in 2006-07, the network announced Monday during its TCA press tour sessions. She'll be playing a woman who moves with her granddaughter from Queens to the Bed-Stuy apartment building where Chris (Tyler James Williams) and his family live.
The granddaughter will also become a love interest for Chris, or at least the latest girl in the neighborhood to ignore him.
The role on "Chris," which is moving to Sunday nights in the fall, adds another project to Goldberg's already crowded schedule. She has a handful of films in various stages of production, including several independent projects and voice work on "Farce of the Penguins," a spoof of last year's documentary hit written and directed by Bob Saget.
Goldberg won her Oscar in 1991 for "Ghost." The most recent of her six Primetime Emmy nominations came last year, for her HBO special "Whoopi: Back to Broadway." She's also won a Daytime Emmy.
Her recent TV credits include the NBC sitcom "Whoopi" and a guest turn on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" that could become a recurring role.