Grammy winner Alanis Morissette will take her most prolonged series gig in more than 25 years, guest-starring on Showtime's "Weeds."

Showtime announced on Tuesday (May 12) that Morissette will appear in at least seven episodes of "Weeds," playing Dr. Audra Kitson, a no-nonsense clinic obstetrician in Ren-Mar. Dr. Kitson will be treating Mary-Louise Parker's Nancy, though all other details are shrouded in mystery.

Morissette joins Jennifer Jason Leigh on the guest-starring roster for the 13-episode fifth season of "Weeds," which premieres on June 8.

The winner of seven Grammys, Morissette's albums have sold more than 60 million copies worldwide. In addition to chart-topping hits like "You Oughtta Know," she single-handledly devalued the definition of the word "ironic" for a generation of pop music fans.

On the big screen, Morissette played God in Kevin Smith's "Dogma," while Showtime lists her TV credits as including "Sex and the City," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and a three-episode turn on "Nip/Tuck."

No mention is made of Morissette's most sustained TV credit, a long and successful run on the classic Canadian sketch comedy "You Can't Do That on Television." [Lest we forget...]


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A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.