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[08/27/08 - 10:06 AM]
Emmy- and Tony-Winning Actress Blythe Danner to Guest Star on NBC's 'Medium,' with Emmy-Winning Patricia Arquette, as the Mother of Missing Nurse with a Chronically-Ill Step-Daughter
Danner will play Sarah Leaming, "a local councilman's wife and mother to a missing private nurse, whose extraordinary dedication to her chronically-ill step-daughter's care led to some unconventional measures."

[via press release from NBC]

EMMY- AND TONY-WINNING ACTRESS BLYTHE DANNER TO GUEST STAR ON NBC'S 'MEDIUM,' WITH EMMY-WINNING PATRICIA ARQUETTE, AS THE MOTHER OF MISSING NURSE WITH A CHRONICALLY-ILL STEP-DAUGHTER

EMMY- AND TONY-WINNING ACTRESS BLYTHE DANNER TO GUEST STAR ON NBC'S 'MEDIUM,' WITH EMMY-WINNING PATRICIA ARQUETTE, AS THE MOTHER OF MISSING NURSE WITH A CHRONICALLY-ILL STEP-DAUGHTER

BURBANK � August 27, 2008 � Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner ("The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2," "Huff") will guest star in NBC's midseason drama "Medium," with Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette, in an episode entitled "A Taste of Her Own Medicine." Danner will play Sarah Leaming, a local councilman's wife and mother to a missing private nurse, whose extraordinary dedication to her chronically-ill step-daughter's care led to some unconventional measures, it was announced today by Executive Producer Glenn Gordon Caron.

"Continuing a tradition of asking world-class actresses to come join us on 'Medium,' I am thrilled to announce that Blythe Danner will appear in one of the early episodes of Season 5," said Caron. "I have seen her work at Williamstown, on the Broadway stage, as well as on film and television and to finally have the opportunity to actually work with her is a real honor for me and an exhilarating treat for the cast."

Danner is a prolific Emmy- and Tony-winning actress who has appeared in numerous stage, screen, and film roles. She first gained national attention at age 25 by winning the Theatre World Award for her performance in the Lincoln Center Rep's production of "The Miser" and went on to win a Tony Award in 1970 for her Broadway debut in "Butterflies Are Free." She also received Tony nominations in 1980 for the original Broadway production of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," in 1988 for a revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire," and again in 2001 for a revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies." For 25 years, she has been a regular performer at the Williamstown Summer Theater Festival, where she also serves on the Board of Directors.

In 2005 and 2006, Danner won the Emmy for her role as Izzy in "Huff." In 2005, she was nominated for three Emmy Awards for her work on "Will and Grace," "Huff" and "Back When We Were Grownups."

In film, Danner currently stars in "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" and the upcoming "Side by Each" and "The Lightkeepers." She received recent wide attention for her role opposite Robert De Niro in the comedy hit "Meet the Parents" and its sequel, "Meet the Fockers," with Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman. Danner also appeared in "Sylvia" with her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow. Her earliest starring film roles were in "To Kill a Clown," opposite Alan Alda, and in the title role of "Lovin' Molly," directed by Sidney Lumet. She has appeared in two films based on the novels of Pat Conroy � "The Great Santini" and "The Prince of Tides," as well as two television movies adapted from books by Anne Tyler, "Saint Maybe" and "Back When We Were Grownups." Danner has also appeared in three Woddy Allen movies, "Another Woman," "Alice" and "Husbands and Wives."

Danner sits on several enviromental advisory boards and holds honorary doctorates of Arts from her alma mater Bard as well as Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer, creator and director Glenn Gordon Caron ("Moonlighting"), "Medium" is a chilling drama series inspired by the real-life story of research medium Allison DuBois. Emmy-winning Patricia Arquette ("Stigmata," "Flirting with Disaster") stars as a young wife and mother who, since childhood, has been struggling to make sense of her dreams and visions of dead people. Arquette received her Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category for her performance as Dubois during the first season, and was again nominated last year in the same category.

In the upcoming fifth season, Allison and her family's world begins to return to normalcy, now that both of the Dubois are employed and her abilities are publicly known. With Manuel Devalos (Miguel Sandoval, "Jurassic Park") returning to the D.A.'s office, Allison once again serves as a part-time consultant to his office, using her psychic abilities -- which consist of talking to dead people as well as seeing current and future events in her dreams -- to solve violent and horrifying crimes that baffle Phoenix police and others within the criminal justice system. Jake Weber ("Meet Joe Black") stars as Allison's supportive husband Joe, who is launching his own scientific engineering business this season. Sofia Vassilieva ("Eloise at the Plaza") and Maria Lark ("10.5") star as Ariel and Bridget, the two eldest Dubois children, both of whom share their mother's abilities to varying degrees. David Cubitt ("10.5: Apocalypse") stars as Detective Lee Scanlon and Madison Carabello plays the youngest daughter, Marie Dubois.

Caron is creator and executive producer. Kelsey Grammer ("Girlfriends"), Steve Stark and Oscar winner Ronald L. Schwary ("Ordinary People") are executive producers. "Medium" is produced by Picturemaker Productions, Inc. in association with CBS Paramount Network Television and Grammnet Productions.





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· BACK WHEN WE WERE GROWN UPS (CBS)
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· WILL & GRACE (NBC)





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