April 06, 2010 at 07:30 PM EDT

Image Credit: Mathew Imaging/FilmMagicMerlotte’s is adding yet another wackadoodle to its payroll: Lauren Bowles has been cast in the major recurring role of Holly, an oddly prescient single mom who gets hired as a waitress at Sam’s watering hole.

Look for Bowles, whose credits include Watching Ellie, Seinfeld, and The New Adventures of Old Christine (she’s the half-sister of Julia Louis-Dreyfus), to debut midway through True Blood‘s upcoming third season and possibly return as a series regular in season 4.


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