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This Is Us tapped an iconic TV mom to appear on the show in season 1 (Married… with Children‘s Katey Sagal) as well as in season 2 (That ’70s Show’s Debra Jo Rupp), and now it has cast another one for season 3.
Jane Kaczmarek will guest-star on an upcoming episode of the NBC family drama, EW has learned exclusively. The Malcolm in the Middle alum — who was nominated for seven Emmys as Lois — will play a liberal university professor and scientist who is described as intelligent, warm, and down-to-earth. How she enters the story is being kept under wraps at this point.
Kaczmarek starred earlier this year in Netflix feature film 6 Balloons and last year in a mounting of Long Day’s Journey into Night with Alfred Molina at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse. Her post-Malcolm TV credits include Playing House, The Big Bang Theory, The Middle, and Law & Order: SVU.
Daredevil actor Rob Morgan has also joined the TIU guest cast. The list of guest stars includes Gerald McRaney, Denis O’Hare, Ron Howard, Brad Garrett, and Elizabeth Perkins.