Denise Richards joins 'Blue Mountain State'

Will play coach's contentious and meddling ex-wife

NEW YORK -- Spike TV original sports/comedy series "Blue Mountain State" has added Denise Richards to its cast.

The show, which chronicles the on and off-field antics of the fictional college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State, coached by Marty Daniels (former NFL star Ed Marinaro), returns for its second season on Oct. 20.

Richards will play the coach's contentious and meddling ex-wife Debra who adds to his troubles as he must deliver a winning season.

Spike also said that such football legends as Bill Parcells, Boomer Esiason and Bill Romanowski, Brian Bosworth, dancer/actress Stacy Keibler, UFC star Chuck Liddell and sportscasters Craig Carton and Dan Patrick will guest star on the show this season.