Taye Diggs

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.

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The Sam-centric hour will feature the hot doc embarking on a career in reality television, which will shed some light on issues in his colleagues' personal lives. But based on the tense photo with his mom below, it looks like mother and son have some issues to deal with as well.

Check out the photos below:

Private Practice airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on ABC.