It's time to meet Sam's mommy on Private Practice!
Dee Bennett (Desperate Housewives and True Blood star Alfre Woodard) will come to town in the Tuesday, Oct. 30 episode (10/9c on ABC), in which she seeks out her son Sam's (Taye Diggs) help after her boss Raymond McCray (Shaft's Richard Roundtree) falls ill. TVGuide.com has the exclusive first look at the episode, which also features Lost's alum L. Scott Caldwell as Jillian McCray, Raymond's wife.
Does Kate Walsh's exit mean the end of Private Practice?
The Sam-centric hour will feature...
Richard Roundtree, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Cheers to a couple of old pros for bringing character to The Mentalist.
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