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'Crazy Ones' Finds Sydney's Mom, 'Flowers in the Attic' Sequel Casts Cathy's Abusive Lover

February 20, 2014 (3:32 am) GMT
Marilu Henner will be Sarah Michelle Gellar's on-screen mother on the CBS sitcom, while Will Kemp will play Julian Marquet who aggressively woos Cathy Dollanganger in 'Petals on the Wind'.

"" has found Sydney's mom. According to TV Guide, former "Taxi" star Marilu Henner is cast as Paige, 's on-screen mother, who will travel to Chicago "when Simon and Gordon need her to cast a deciding vote."

Described as being "self-absorbed," Paige "makes Simon () look like Father of the Year," but she'll put a smile on Simon's face. Her episode is scheduled to air in mid-April.

Other casting news comes from "" sequel, which recently replaced with as an older Cathy Dollanganger. Now, the Lifetime TV movie has tapped an actor to portray Cathy's abusive boyfriend.

"" star Will Kemp will take on the role of Julian Marquet, a dance troupe's volatile male lead who aggressively woos new member Cathy, in "". He and McIver join returning stars and , who will reprise their roles as Corrine Dollanganger and Olivia Foxworth, respectively.

"Petals on the Wind" is set a decade after the Dollanganger kids escaped Foxworth Hall at the end of the first film. The drama thriller will also recast Cathy's brother Christopher, who was portrayed by Mason Dye in the first movie. Production is set to begin February 25 in Los Angeles.

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