"They called very soon after I officially left [House]. I felt it was a really great idea to jump to another wonderful drama," she says. "Plus, my mother is obsessed with it."
She plays a "free-spirited" attorney named Celeste who's defending a doctor in a malpractice suit. "Celeste has more pliable ethics and she's free in a way that Alicia can't be. It makes for nice opposition." She also "shares some colorful history with Will. We partied around a bit."
For more first looks at fall TV — including Criminal Minds, Vampire Diaries and Law & Order: SVU — pick up this week's issue of TV Guide Magazine on newsstands Thursday, August 25!