However, spoilerphobic Shondaland is keeping details of her role under lock and key, only offering up that Kudrow would play a politician in the upcoming third season. Like the true Gladiators we are, TVGuide.com decided to come up with a list of roles Kudrow could play in the upcoming season:
Kudrow could become a new client of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) & Associates as they get back to the case-of-the-week format at the beginning of the season. With Kudrow recurring, it could be a particularly difficult cleanup that connects to whatever overall mystery we'll see this year.
Governor Reston's running mate:
Governor Reston (Tom Amandes) tried to blackmail Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) into being his running mate in the upcoming presidential election, but Billy's (Matt Letscher) arrest ruined that. Still, we have a feeling Reston will reemerge during the upcoming election, and maybe this time, he'll have a female running mate by his side.
Not that we ever saw her family in the hospital, but what if Verna Thornton (Debra Mooney) actually had a daughter in politics with whom she shared the dirty details of Defiance? Sure, the election-rigging scandal has been put to rest, but what if Kudrow's character used that information to score a comfy job or take down Fitz's administration once and for all?
When Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) was first introduced, he told Olivia that he had four brothers and two sisters — that's why he hates the quiet. Kudrow could play one of his sisters, who comes to D.C. after not hearing from her baby bro in a while. He is in that B613 hole, after all.
Who do you think Kudrow will play? Hit the comments with your ideas!
Scandal returns Thursday, Oct. 3 at 10/9c on ABC.