Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, will appear on the show later this season, cast member Rob Lowe wrote on his Twitter feed Monday:
Latest surprise drop by on set: Speaker Newt Gingrich! So we made up a scene and put him in!!#AllHappeningInIndy
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 3, 2012
Newt has not previously been on a sitcom, although his sister Candace appeared on a 1996 episode of Friends, officiating at the lesbian wedding of Ross’ ex-wife.