11/16/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Candice Bergen To 'House'

Hope they have a big secretarial budget over at House, because the Fox hit has just cast Murphy Brown--that's Candice Bergen to you!--as Cuddy's mother!

The comedy legend's multi-episode arc, I've learned exclusively, will kick off in November January. And I'm sure I am far from the only one anticipating fireworks between Mother Cuddy and her new potential son-in-law. ("You hurt my daughter," I can just hear her saying, "I castrate you.")

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