‘Hart of Dixie’ casts soap vet Maree Cheatham as Grandma Breeland

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The Breeland family is expanding once again. Veteran soap actress Maree Cheatham has been cast to play Lemon’s (Jaime King) grandmother Bettie Breeland in an episode of Hart of Dixie this fall.

Brick’s (Tim Matheson) mama comes back to Bluebell to pay her granddaughter a visit. According to E! News, Bettie is feisty, packs a lot of punch and is a pillar of the Southern Belles. She shows up to help Lemon preserve the Breeland name.

Hmm…wonder what kind of trouble Lemon has gotten herself into that she needs her grandmother’s help to get the Breeland name back on track? No matter what it is, it’s best not bet against the Breeland family, especially when they band together.

Cheatham extensive résumé includes being an original cast member of Days of our Lives where she played Marie Horton. General Hospital and Port Charles fans remember her as Lucy’s Aunt Charlene and she also had roles on Passions, Knots Landing and Search for Tomorrow.

Hart of Dixie returns Monday, Oct. 7 at 8/7c on The CW.