14/08/2014 16:33 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Lisa Kudrow Has Joined The Cast Of Scandal *High Fives Nearest Person*

Oh our actual God, Lisa Kudrow has joined the cast of super tense, ridiculously sexy, beyond clever show Scandal. This could be the best thing to happen to television since, er, Friends.

But don't think Kudrow will be revisiting Phoebe for her small screen role - the actress is set to play a politician in the third series of the Washington DC-set drama, according to Deadline.

Scandal is becoming legendary for turning out amazing female characters that are the stars rather than support of the programme.

Kerry Washington as lead Olivia Pope is terrifyingly brilliant, while Bellamy Young is the right combination of heart-breaking and completely ruthless as First Lady Mellie Grant.

So, there's every chance this new role for Kudrow could be as career-defining as Phoebe Buffay.

We'll have to wait for series three to find out but in the mean time...

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