Dianne Wiest plays mom to Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose

When Gilmore Girls said goodbye, many of us were left wondering when the show’s creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, would be back. We don’t have much longer to wait. Her new effort, The Return of Jezebel James, is part of Fox’s fall lineup. Add Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose to the mix as the show’s stars, and many of us have been eagerly anticipating the show’s arrival.

Then, throw in the news from TVGuide.com that yet another Oscar-winning actress is making her way to TV land. That’s right, Oscar winner, Broadway star, and frequent character mom Dianne Wiest is playing mom to Posey and Ambrose.

Wiest has been bouncing around both Hollywood and the New York stages for quite some time. She knows Parenthood well, having played mom to a Footloose preacher’s kid, some Lost Boys, the girl who fell for Edward Scissorhands, and a girl about to get two fathers-in-law in The Birdcage.

No word yet on whether or not Jezebel James will live up to its talent pool. In fact, you need not look very far to find some folks with serious doubts. Maybe adding Wiest to the mix will improve its chances. Maybe not.