Blythe Danner by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
Two-time Emmy winner
will return to the small screen next year as a guest star on an episode of
Danner will play Sarah Leaming, the mother of an MIA nurse, whose chronically ill stepdaughter is subjected to "unconventional" treatment.
"Continuing a tradition of asking world-class actresses to come join us on
, I am thrilled to announce that Blythe Danner will appear in one of the early episodes of Season 5," Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron said.
A Tony Award winner as well, Danner, 65, mom to Gwyneth Paltrow, was last seen on TV as Hank Azaria's mom on
, for which she won back-to-back Emmys. She also played mama to Will (Eric McCormack) on
Will & Grace
rejoins the NBC lineup midseason. -