After a summer TV press tour tease that a “very cool guest star” would be joining the show as Danny’s mom on Season 3 of “The Mindy Project,” that name has been released. Veteran TV star Rhea Perlman will appear as Annette Castellano.
The news comes from TVLine, who says Perlman will appear in a recurring role during Season 3. It’s unclear exactly how long she’ll be around, but Perlman should be an interesting ingredient to throw into the mix.
Perlman most recently appeared on an episode of “The Neighbors” and had a starring role on TV Land’s “Kirstie.” Of course, her most notable TV role was as Carla Tortelli on “Cheers.”
“The Mindy Project” returns Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.