Virginia Madsen joins NBC’s “The Event”

As previously announced here, Virginia Madsen is joining NBC’s freshman drama The Event as a recurring. Virginia — who’s coming off of ABC’s summer series Scoundrels — will play Catherine Lewis, the widow of a U.S. senator from Alaska who has assumed her husband’s post. A former powerhouse attorney, the Harvard grad is determined to carry out her husband’s legacy at any cost. The Event is currently on hiatus and is slated to return to the schedule on Feb. 28.