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Cicely Tyson is coming to How to Get Away with Murder, has learned.

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Details on the Oscar nominee's role are being kept under wraps, but Tyson is slated for one episode so far. Might she be playing Annalise's (Viola Davis) mother?

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The gig will reunite Tyson with Davis, with whom she co-starred in The Help. A three-time Emmy winner, Tyson most recently guest-starred on Law & Order: SVU in 2009 and won a Tony last year for The Trip to Bountiful. She received an Emmy nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination just last week for the TV movie adaptation of the play.

Tyson is the latest high-profile guest star to join Murder. Marcia Gay Harden will recur on the show when it comes back from winter hiatus.

How to Get Away with Murder returns Thursday, Jan. 29 at 10/9c on ABC. Who do you think Tyson's playing?

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