Oscar-winning actress Jane Wyman, who underwent abdominal surgery in early January, resumed her role Wednesday as the scheming matriarch of CBS' "Falcon Crest."
Wyman, 72, the former wife of President Reagan, was welcomed back to the show by a banner across the sound stage and many bouquets of flowers, said Greg Taylor, a spokesman for Lorimar Productions.
A red carpet extended from the door to the "Falcon Crest" house on the sound stage at CBS-MTM Studios in Studio City. The banner said: "Welcome home, Jane."
Lee Rich, president of Lorimar, and many others sent her flowers for the occasion.
During her five-week absence, the production company filmed around her scenes, Taylor said. She will not appear in two episodes of the prime-time soap opera.