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Katie Holmes to guest on Eli Stone

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jul 16th 2008 1:23PM
Katie HolmesHoly crap. Everybody's favorite Scientology war bride, Katie Holmes, has apparently used those perfect chompers of hers to gnaw through her ankle shackles and score an acting gig. Holmes is set to guest star on Eli Stone this fall. Producers are staying mum on any details, but sources say that she is signed up for one episode of the fledgling drama.

Holmes got her big break on TV, playing Joey Potter on the uber-popular teen soap Dawson's Creek. She also had a few impressive turns in movies, such as Pieces of April and Thank You for Smoking before meeting Tom Cruise and taking an extended hiatus from the business.

Holmes also gave up her role in the Batman franchise before dipping her toe back into acting waters with the critically panned Mad Money. She is set to film her episode later this month and then spread her wings further by traveling to New York to star in a revival of Arthur Miller's play, All My Sons.

It looks as though Dawson's Creek is responsible for Holmes' return to the small screen, as Eli Stone's executive producer, Greg Berlanti, was Katie's boss back on the Creek. Despite its shaky ratings, ABC has shown enormous faith in Stone, giving it multiple chances to succeed. However, a show that no one's watching can only stay on the air for so long, so Berlanti calling in favors in order to generate buzz for Stone's second season seems like a smart move.

I'm part of the problem, as I'm one of the people who has heard good things about Stone, but hasn't gotten around to checking it out. I'm all for stunt-casting when it's not overdone and I'm definitely interested in seeing Katie Holmes back on TV, so I'll be tuning in. For Eli Stone's sake, I hope that there will be more people drawn in who stick around for the entire season.

What about you Eli Stone fans and non-fans alike? Will this make you watch the show, or do you think it's just a cheap stunt?

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