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Elementary's Lucy Liu Just Signed On For A New Gig

Watson reading a folder of documents in Elementary

This week has been an exhausting one for the world of television. With the upfronts fast approaching, networks have been dolling out cancellations like they're candy, as fans and employees of network TV wait to hear if their show will be renewed. But in the wake of the anxiety of it all, a few exciting announcements have been made. And one of them is regarding Elementary's Lucy Liu, and a new guest spot she'll be doing on another show.

It has just become public that film and TV star Lucy Liu will have a multi-episode arc on Season 3 of Hulu's Difficult People. The Billy Eichner-led comedy will welcome Liu as Veronica, a morally corrupt (duh) book editor who will share most of her scenes with Andrea Martin's Marilyn. THR reports that she'll be giving Marilyn a chance to write her own book, although I'm sure shenanigans will ensue that prevent Julie's mom from getting the attention she so desperately craves.

News of Lucy Liu's involvement in Difficult People is sure to be a red flag for the Elementary fandom. CBS has not yet announced if the series will return for Season 6, so Liu's casting in another project will be a catalyst for unease in the community. However, Lucy Liu hasn't been cast as a series regular, and will only be doing a few episodes on the Hulu comedy. So if Elementary ends up getting more life, Liu should be able to easily do both projects at the same time.

Billy and Julie on bleachers

Difficult People is Lucy Liu's second comedy appearance in the last few years. She recently did a brief appearance on Season 5 of Girls, playing an actor in a procedural that Adam guest starred in. Liu has shown off some serious comedic timing in her career, and I'm excited to see her join the ridiculousness of Difficult People alongside Billy Eichner and Andrea Martin.

Difficult People stars Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner, playing fictionalized versions of themselves. The show revolves around the protagonists attempting to better themselves in New York, while also loathing everyone and everything around them... besides themselves. The series has had a ton of fantastic guest stars during its first two seasons, including Seth Meyers, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nathan Lane, and Ana Gasteyer.

We should be able to get a definitive answer about Elementary's future soon, as networks like CBS have been announcing renewals and cancellations every day or so. Who knows? If the series meets its end with Season 5, perhaps we can see more of Lucy Liu in Difficult People than we originally anticipated.

Corey Chichizola

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.