returns to FX's
on Nov. 20 as unlucky lottery winner Dawn Budge. This time the hypochondriac millionaire comes to McNamara/Troy for cosmetic help after an altercation with a bald eagle while paragliding. And, in a twist that will no doubt please the ex-
moderator's detractors, the procedure will require Dawn's mouth to be sewn shut.
Dawn will also develop a crush on flamboyant TV producer Freddy Prune (played by
). The roly-poly guy has a penchant for wearing velour tracksuits on the set, a sartorial habit we hear is lovingly modeled after
O'Donnell is currently booked for two episodes, but she's well liked on the set and could return for more. "She is, as you can expect, hilarious to work with and treats everyone from the cast to the grips with the same amount of respect," says a
source. "She remembers all names and often blogs from the set. She is a fan of the show and gets excited when she learns of upcoming plotlines."
Season 5 of
premieres on Oct. 30 on FX.
- Reporting by Ileane Rudolph