Rena Sofer

While the Darlings are away, Clark-the-chauffer will play — or at least try not to get his employers into too much trouble when a nosy newshound comes sniffing around the family manse at Thanksgivingtime.

As first teased in our ABC Sweeps Spoilers for Dummies Guide, that is the set-up for the Nov. 26 episode of ABC's Dirty Sexy Money. And playing the intrepid reporter who puts Clark (Shawn Michael Patrick) on the spot, it turns out, is Rena Sofer — a bit of guest casting that was buried at the bottom of ABC's press release for the episode. Yet I share it with you here, and now.

Also appearing in the episode are Donna Mills (as a society dame) and Samaire Armstrong (seen in new scenes as Jeremy's globe-trotting twin sister, Juliet).

Sofer's previous prime-time forays include, of course, NBC's short-lived port of the BBC's Coupling, as well as a simultaneous 2007 run on 24 (as Jack's sister-in-law) and Heroes (playing Nathan's wife).

Most recently, she guested on the season premiere of Two and a Half Men, as an old flame of Charlie's now leading around a son who's the spitting image of Charlie Sheen's bowling shirt-clad cad.

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