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We’re starting to get some details about Katie Holmes’s upcoming return to the small screen in Eli Stone.
 
According to the executive producer, Katie will be playing an attorney in her first TV role since Dawon’s Creek — an attorney who sings and dances, apparently!

 

Greg Berlanti, who was Katie’s boss on the 90s teen phenomenon before it wrapped in 2003, admitted that he was so deperate for her to make her big comeback on his show that he pleaded with her to take the part.

"I begged her and she said ‘I’d love to’," he told reporters today, before admitting that he asked the Ice Storm star to do it because he knew it would send his ratings through the roof.

Berlanti revealed that she will appear in the edisode "a significant amount" as the lawyer. 

But ABC president Steve McPherson spilled that Katie isn’t exactly going to behaving like your typical attorney!

 

"There’s actually some singing and dancing she does and she’s exquisit," he said.

 

McPherson even said that he had seen Katie doing a read-through of the script and that she was "fabulous".

Katie starting shooting the episode, which will be the second of the sophomore season, yesterday and is expected to be on set for the next few days.

 

It is set to air on October 21.

Jonny Lee Miller, who plays the title role on the show, said that he was over the moon about his newest cast-mate joining the show.

"It’s great for us," Jonny Lee Miller, who plays the title role on the show, told OK!.

"It’s really going to help us, apart from the fact that she’s extremely hard working and really, really nice person to have around the set."

It sounds like Katie years out of the industry haven’t turned her too soft for TV’s notoriously punishing schedule.

"We did 17 hours yesterday, most of her time was spent dancing and then we had a big long scene to do and she did not bat an eyelid," said Miller.

But when asked if his ex-wife Angelina Jolie would be the next A Lister to join the cast, he sounded less enthusiastic! "You’d have to call her, I’m afraid," he said.

This year Katie has made something of a career comeback after being pretty much a full-time mom to Suri since 2005.

January saw the release of Mad Money her first movie since Batman Begins, and next months she’ll be making her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons.

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