But what about Kathie Lee?!
Kotb will be joined in the episode by Smash alum Brian D'Arcy James, Friday Night Lights' Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Stevie Lynn Jones (Crisis) and a return appearance by former Alias baddie Ron Rifkin as Counselor Marvin Exley.
In the episode, titled "Producer's Backend," Exley represents Tensley (Jones), an up-and-coming Hollywood starlet who gets in trouble with the law yet again. Her downward spiral makes Benson and the rest of the squad suspect a dark, underlying cause for her poor behavior. James plays a top producer who gave Tensley and many other famous teenagers their big break. Nicholson rounds out the guest cast as Tensley's mom.
The episode is set to air in October. The quartet join previously reported guest stars Teri Polo, Stacy Keach, Sandy Duncan and Henry Simmons.
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