During a break from compiling Paris Hilton news, I found this in the e-mail basket:
Emmy®-nominated actress Frances Sternhagen (Sex and the City) will return this season to TNT’s THE CLOSER as Brenda’s slightly overbearing mother, Willie Ray Johnson. And now we’ll meet Brenda’s dad, the tough, but charming Clay Johnson, played by Emmy-nominated actor Barry Corbin (Northern Exposure, TNT’s Monty Walsh). Clay is a retired military officer who owns auto parts stores around the metro Atlanta area. Both are slated to appear in episodes ten (August 20), eleven (August 27), fourteen (December) and fifteen (December).
I've been a fan of Corbin's work for long years, and have had the pleasure of talking with him a couple of times. This could be very cool.