Thursday on The View, Whoopi Goldberg will get assistance in her mission to give up cigarettes in the form of Mrs. McCluskey, aka Desperate Housewives' Kathryn Joosten. "I'm a lung-cancer survivor - six years cancer-free! - so I'm going to talk to her about quitting smoking," Joosten tells us of her visit, which coincides with the Great American Smokeout and National Cancer Month. "Whoopi's got a target date, and we've got tips on how to make it easier to quit."

Joosten's busy week continues Friday when she reports to NBC's Las Vegas to play "a bingo-obsessed old lady," as she puts it. "What's not to love?" she says of the guest gig. "B-9! G-44!" - With reporting by Michael Maloney