Things are already working out fairly well for Fox's new comedies Ben & Kate and The Mindy Project, both of which debuted this fall and received full-season orders from the network. On deck for midseason is The Goodwin Games, which - like Ben & Kate - also happens to focus on the relationship between adult siblings. The latest news for the upcoming series is that Roseanne's Laurie Metcalf is set to guest star in the comedy's first season.
The Goodwin Games is created by Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and follows three adult siblings (Becki Newton, Scott Foley and T.J. Miller) who are brought back together by their father's passing and must work together in order to inherit their father's fortune. TVLine reports that Laurie Metcalf has been cast for a multi-episode arc in the series. She'll appear in two episodes as Foley's boss, Dr. Richland, "who notices some increasingly unusual behavior from her employee and makes a surprise suggestion to get him back on track." Vague, but interesting.
Laurie Metcalf is likely best known for playing Roseanne's sister Jackie on Roseanne. Since then, she's taken a variety of roles, ranging from the voice of Andy's mother in the Toy Story movies, to the unnerved Debbie Salt in Scream 2. More recently, she reunited with fellow Roseanne co-star Johnny Galecki when she played a recurring role on CBS' The Big Bang Theory. Her addition to The Goodwin Games is a fun bit of casting news for the series, which will hopefully fit in well among Fox's other comedies when it premieres next year.
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