Candice Bergen

Murphy Brown's headed to Princeton-Plainsboro.

Candice Bergen will guest-star on the upcoming season of House — but not as one of the "patients of the week." Instead, Bergen will play Mama Cuddy in a new arc tentatively scheduled for January, a show rep tells TVGuide.com.

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With Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) now in a relationship with one of the most difficult men on the planet, we can only imagine what's in store for the dynamic between Bergen's character and House (Hugh Laurie).

The casting was first reported by Entertainment Weekly.

Season 7 of House premieres Monday, Sept. 20 at 8/7c on Fox.

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