Valerie Bertinelli by Jeffrey Mayer/ WireImage.com; Julie Bowen by Carin Baer/ABC
's grand flourish of guest-casting for its final season continues. In addition to the return of Julie Bowen as Denise, this season's 10th episode will also feature a guest-starring turn by Valerie Bertinelli. Details on Val's role have yet to be revealed, even though her episode films this week. A onetime Boston Legal
series regular, Bowen last appeared as Denise in May 2007, at which time she embarked on an on-/off-screen maternity leave (as well as made the occasional
visit). Her upcoming encore was first reported by EW
's Ausiello. Bertinelli recently was cast as the lead in a TNT sitcom pilot, enjoying a bit of a career rebirth following the release of her candid memoir Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time
, in which she copped to (among other things) cheating on hubby Eddie Van Halen. - Matt Mitovich Crave scoop?
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