Linda Gray to Guest Star in CW's 'Significant Mother' (Exclusive)

She'll play mother to Krista Allen's Lydia.
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Dallas alum Linda Grey is headed to Significant Mother.

The actress will appear in the CW comedy, which centers on budding Portland restaurateur Nate (Josh Zuckerman), whose world is upended when he returns from a business trip to discover his best friend and roommate Jimmy (Nathaniel Buzolic) is dating his recently separated mother, Lydia (Krista Allen). 

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Grey will play Gammy, Lydia's uptight and conservative southern mom. She's described as being sweet as the devil and unafraid to tell it like it is. She's the type of mother who believes she knows best for everyone in her family. After showing up at Lydia's home unannounced, the gang must keep Lydia's new relationship a secret from her mother. Naturally, plenty of complications arise as they learn Gammy may have a secret of her own. 

Grey will appear in episode five of season one. She is best known for her word on CBS' longrunning primetime soap Dallas, which aired from 1978 to 1991. Grey played Sue Ellen Ewing, wife of J.R. (Larry Hagman) on the show. She reprised the role for TNT's 2012-2014 revival. 

Significant Mother comes from writers Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, who exec produce alongside Tripp Reed and Les Morgenstein. Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios are producing the comedy, which also stars Jonathan Silverman, Emma Fitzpatrick and Jay AliDenise Richards is slated to guest star in episode 2.

Significant Mother premieres Aug. 3 at 9:30 p.m. on The CW.
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