The Event has nabbed Virginia Madsen for a recurring role, Deadline.com reports.
The 49-year-old actress will play Catherine Lewis, the widow of a U.S. senator from Alaska. A Harvard grad, Lewis has taken over her husband's post and is determined to carry out her husband's legacy at any cost.
Madsen most recently was on ABC's Scoundrels.
NBC's The Event returns with new episodes on Feb. 28.