Award-winning actress Dianne Wiest
will have a recurring role on The Return Of Jezebel James
, the new Amy Sherman-Palladino comedy premiering midseason on FOX. Wiest plays "Talia," the mother of Sarah (Parker Posey
) and Coco (Lauren Ambrose
The Return Of Jezebel James follows Sarah Tompkins (Posey), who has everything a fancy girl could want in life: her own imprint at HarperCollins' children's division; a big brownstone in Hoboken; a young, energetic and only slightly terrified assistant, Buddy (Michael Arden); and a perfect, no-strings-attached relationship with successful businessman Marcus Sonti (Scott Cohen
). So when Sarah's parents, Ronald (Ron McClarty
) and Talia (Wiest), remind her that her life is not complete, at first she's irritated and then she decides, why not have a baby?
But a trip to the doctor brings the disheartening news that Sarah can't conceive. Determined to find a way around this problem, Sarah turns to the most unlikely choice for help: her unfocused younger sister Coco (Ambrose), whose imaginary childhood friend Jezebel James has inspired Sarah's latest book. The mismatched sisters move in together when a reluctant Coco agrees to carry Sarah's baby.