By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES ( - Lisa Kudrow is ready to get "Scandal"-ized.

The former "Friends" star has signed on for a recurring role on the ABC drama "Scandal," an individual familiar with the casting told TheWrap on Wednesday.

Kudrow will play a politician on the drama. It's not known how many episodes Kudrow will show up for on the series, which returns for its third season October 3.

The series stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, the manager of a crisis management firm.