HOUSE Casts Candice Bergen and Matthew Lillard

Candice Bergen

Big casting news from HOUSE: Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) has a mom and Shaggy pays a visit. Entertainment Weekly reports that the one and only Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown, Boston Legal) will play Cuddy’s mother.

Bergen’s multi-episode arc will begin during November Sweeps, and while there are no details about her character yet, I’m already excited to see her interact with both Cuddy and House.

Meanwhile, TV Guide reports that Matthew Lillard (Scream, Scooby Doo) will also guest star in an upcoming episode of House. He will portray a bass player whose band has been struggling for years.

According to executive producer Katie Jacobs, the character “finds himself in a very extreme circumstance in the beginning of the episode and becomes an unexpected hero. So how his life changes becomes the mystery.”

The seventh season of House premieres on FOX Monday September 20 at 8pm/ 7 central. You can find all the fall premiere dates and times here.