11:11am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'2 Broke Girls' Books Sandra Bernhard (Exclusive)
CBS' 2 Broke Girls is bringing in a memorable Roseanne alum in a somewhat similar role.
The comedy has enlisted Sandra Bernhard for a multiple-episode guest role, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Bernhard will play Joe, a chic, sharp, mercurial lesbian manager of a new restaurant — The High — opening under Highline Park in Manhattan. She hires Max (Kat Dennings) to be a pastry chef and Caroline (Beth Behrs) to be the hostess. The character is described as you'd expect for Bernhard: verbal, no-nonsense, wry, shockingly frank and opinionated with a highly developed esthetic. She's a perfectly pulled together Manhattan creation.
Her first episode will air Monday, March 30 at 8 p.m. on CBS.
For Bernhard, the role comes after her more than 30-episode stint on Roseanne, where she played Nancy, the openly gay co-owner of the Lanford Lunch Box.
She's repped by Genesis Entertainment and attorney Larry Kopeikin.