‘Scandal’ books ‘Friends’ star Lisa Kudrow for recurring role

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Actress Lisa Kudrow arrives at the CW, CBS and Showtime 2013 summer TCA party on July 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for CW)

Olivia Pope and Associates are about to get a new friend…or a new enemy. Friends star Lisa Kudrow has signed on for a recurring role in Scandal’s much-anticipated third season.

But since this is Scandal and queen of secrets Shonda Rhimes we’re talking about, we don’t have a lot of information on the new character. In fact the only thing we do know about Kudrow’s character is that she will be playing a politician.

Of course that doesn’t really narrow things down since the series takes place in Washington, D.C. and the place is overrun with politicians. Could the character be an opponent for Fitz or perhaps an ally? Or will she be a client of Olivia’s?

Maybe being a politician is just a red herring. Could the character be related to someone we know and love (or loathe)? There are endless possibilities and we can’t wait to see how it plays out.

Kudrow already has one friend in the Scandal mix. Dan Bucatinsky, who plays James, has been her long time producing partner. The two are both executive producers for Web Therapy and TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are?

Scandal kicks off its third season on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 10/9c on ABC.

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