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Justin Kirk, meet your mommy!

Designing Women alum Annie Potts has been cast as the mother of Kirk's character, top veterinarian Dr. George Coleman on Animal Practice, has confirmed.

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As first reported by, Virginia is described as a snobbish, racist and self-absorbed mom, though she actually has a heart underneath that hardened veneer.

Potts, who recently starred on ABC's GCB, will appear during the first season of the freshman comedy, which sneak-previewed its first episode during the London Olympics. The series makes its regular timeslot debut on Wednesday at 8/7c on NBC.