'That '70s Show' Star Debra Jo Rupp Joins 'This Is Us' for Season 2


'That '70s Show' Star Debra Jo Rupp Joins 'This Is Us' for Season 2


Debra will be playing a social worker named Linda, who will cross paths with Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and his wife Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) as they plan to adopt a child.
Are you ready for "This Is Us" and "That '70s Show" crossover? A new report suggests that "This Is Us" is recruiting the FOX series' alum Debra Jo Rupp for a recurring role in its upcoming season 2.

Debra, who portrayed Kitty Forman on "That '70s Show" for eight seasons, is set to guest star as a social worker named Linda. Debra's character, who will be featured in the present-day storyline, will cross paths with Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and his wife Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson).

Season 1 ended with Randall shockingly revealing his interest in adopting a child to Beth, and they will explore that possibility in the upcoming season. As they are not in the same page about adding a new sibling for their two children, Linda will be "helping them with their process," according to series creator Dan Fogelman. He continues telling Entertainment Weekly, "She's lovely-but also somebody who's been doing this and knows the reality of it all."

Debra is set to appear in several episodes of the sophomore season. She will join previously-announced season 2 guest star Sylvester Stallone, who is playing himself on the hit NBC show. The "Rocky" legend will portray Kevin's (Justin Hartley) co-star in a fictional wartime movie directed by Ron Howard, who will also play himself.

Dan previously revealed that Sylvester would play a "big part," especially to Kevin. Per Dan, Sylvester "hears what Kevin is experiencing in his life with his own father, and talks to Kevin a little bit about life and acting and memory and aging." Sylvester unfortunately is expected to appear in one episode only.

Also set to guest star on the Emmy-nominated series include Katie Couric, Katey Sagal, Brad Garrett, Seth Meyers, Jimmi Simpson and Elizabeth Perkins.

"This Is Us" season 2 kicks off on Tuesday, September 26 at 9 P.M. on NBC.


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