Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Gay Harden has landed a guest spot on the midseason NBC comedy Bent, TVLine.com reports.

Harden will star as the ex-wife of Jeffrey Tambor's character. Her return to town will reignite a flame between the former couple.

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The sitcom, which has yet to receive a premiere date, follows Alex (Amanda Peet), a high-strung single mother who hires a laid-back womanizing construction worker, Pete (David Walton), to remodel her home. The romantic comedy comes from Scrubs writer Tad Quill.

Recent TV credits for the 52-year-old Harden, who won a Supporting Actress Oscar for 2000's Pollack,  include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Royal Pains.