Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Casting News - Candice Bergen to Appear on 'The Conners'; Jason MacDonald Books Recurring Role on 'This Country'

Casting News - December 30, 2020

ABC's The Conners and FOX's This Country.

  • Jason MacDonald has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming comedy starring Chelsea Holmes and Sam Straley. He has previously recurred on The CW's The Vampire Diaries, BET+'s Bigger and Netflix's Sweet Magnolias.
  • He will play Bobby, Kelly's (Holmes) father.
  • Candice Bergen will appear in an upcoming episode of the comedy's third season. She previously won five Emmy Awards for her lead performance in CBS' Murphy Brown. She recently starred in the HBO Max film Let Them All Talk.
  • She will play Barb, Ben's (Jay R. Ferguson) mother. Their relationship can best be described as cool. Despite being from Lanford, she has a superior air and a sharp tongue, but she's much more agreeable when she's had a few drinks. She's judgmental about Ben's relationship with Darlene (Sara Gilbert), and describes the Conner house as "like one of those places they break into on that program Cops."