ABC's gotta have faith, faith, faith in George Michael.
The network has inked a deal with the '80s pop icon turned courtroom staple to appear in two additional episodes of its buzzworthy midseason entry Eli Stone. The spiritually-\ tinged legal drama revolves around an attorney (played by Jonny Lee Miller) who, after a string of bizarre hallucinations, thinks he might be a prophet. In the pilot, Eli keeps hearing the sound of "Faith" in his head, and at one point has a vision of George Michael performing the song in his office. For his return engagement, GM will show off more than just his singing chops.
"Having George and his music in the pilot was great because it really set the tone for the entire show," says executive producer Marc Guggenheim, who cocreated Eli with Greg Berlanti. "But if there's anything better, it's having him in the series for two episodes singing and acting. He's such a talented and smart guy and amazingly collaborative."
Eli's guardian angel will pop up again in the show's eighth and ninth episodes.