The episode, which will air April 6, is titled "Sepulveda" and was directed by Buckley's brother, Norman Buckley, who wrote about the episode in his blog.
In the blog director Norman Buckley says, "This show also does not air until April 6, so I can say little about it at this point, except that it was a blast and again a wonderful script. One of the primary joys of directing this particular episode was that it presented me with my first opportunity to direct my sister Betty Buckley. Executive producer Todd Slavkin turned to me in the concept meeting on the first day of prep and asked, 'I know it’s only a small cameo, but do you think there’s any chance your sister would be interested in playing this character?' I said that I could ask, and she graciously agreed to come from her ranch in Texas to play the part."
Betty Buckley offered acclaimed performances in Sunset Boulevard, Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1776 and Promises, Promises. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in the Broadway production of Cats, and she starred on the London stage in Promises, Promises and Sunset Boulevard, earning an Olivier Award nomination for her work in the latter. Also a TV ("Eight Is Enough") and film ("Tender Mercies") star, the actress-singer devotes much of her time to concert appearances around the world. Her solo CD, "Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar Warehouse," was nominated for a Grammy Award and is available on the Concord Records label. The actress was also seen on the final three seasons of the acclaimed HBO series "Oz" as well as in the Lincoln Center revue, Elegies: A Song Cycle. Buckley's newest recordings, "Quintessence" and "Betty Buckley 1967," are both available on the Playbill Records/Sony BMG Masterworks Broadway label. Buckley also scored raves for her work as Mrs. Jones in "The Happening" and for her new concert act, Broadway By Request.
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