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Exclusive: Sharon Lawrence moves to 'One Tree Hill'

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one-tree-hill-austinImage Credit: Michael Desmond/The CW; inset: John M. Heller/Getty ImagesLook out, Brooke: Your monster-in-law is coming to town—and she wants to plan your wedding!

NYPD Blue‘s Sharon Lawrence is headed to One Tree Hill for multiple episodes as Julian’s (Austin Nichols) never-before-seen mother, sources confirm to me exclusively.

Although Lawrence’s character does in fact come to town to help with the wedding preparations, there’s no hard evidence to suggest she’s a monster. I mean, she probably is. I just don’t have any proof.

Lawrence—who snagged an Emmy nod in ’09 for playing Izzie’s white-trash mama on Grey’s Anatomy—first appears in episode 6, which is slated to air at the end of October.

One Tree Hill‘s eighth season kicks off Sept. 14.