CAROL BRADY MEETS ALLY MCBEAL
Florence Henderson will appear on Ally McBeal this season as Dr. Shirley Grouper, a doctor who teaches a course on how to keep a man happy. The episode is tentatively scheduled to air on Nov. 6. Meanwhile, the cast of the David E. Kelley dramedy are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Robert Downey Jr., who begins work on the series later this week playing a love interest for Calista Flockhart. "[I called] David going, 'Don't you think Elaine needs to meet him,' " Jane Krakowski, who plays kooky Elaine, tells Access Hollywood. "He's mainly here for Calista's character, but hopefully I'll get to fall in a few doors and eavesdrop."