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Yes, Mary Alice survived the five-year flash-forward, but when Brenda Strong isn't in the Desperate Housewives recording booth in her Burberry pajamas, she likes to act on screen, as well.

To that end, the statuesque beauty will be doffing aforementioned PJs and slipping into a robe - a judicial one, versus terry - to guest on sister dramedy Boston Legal. Strong will be playing a sexy-but-tough judge who presides over one of Crane, Poole & Schmidt's big cases, delivering her ruling in the form of a sing-song homily (I have to imagine). The episode shoots this week. - Matt Mitovich