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Katie Holmes Sings and Dances Her Way to Eli Stone

Katie Holmes is becoming the latest Hollywood star to give a struggling TV show a boost. This Fall, Holmes will spend one episode on ABC's Eli Stone, reuniting with her Dawson's Creek boss Greg Berlanti, the man behind Eli. The Holmes-Cruise family has even already been spotted on the set yesterday, as Holmes is filming the role right now.

"I was at the table read," ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson said this morning at the TCA press tour. "She was fabulous. It's a great role for her."

And that's not all: "There's actually some singing and dancing that she does," McPherson said, "and she's exquisite." The idea, McPherson said, came from Berlanti, who had been talking with Holmes about working together again (according to Berlanti, he "begged her" to do it). It should give ABC a good way to promote the show for the Fall: While Eli had OK ratings when it premiered in the Spring, it wasn't a blockbuster by any means.

The episode will air as the second of the new season, on Oct. 21. Berlanti revealed that Holmes's character is also a lawyer, though she doesn't practice law in the episode, and she does "a lot of work" in the episode rather than just a scene here or there.

Hey, it's not the first time she's ever made a singing appearance on TV. Are you excited to see her back on the small screen? And, Eli fans, do you think it's a good fit?


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owanamom owanamom 7 years
So exciting for Holmes and her fans. I watched it all over E,Access,Extra,Insider. Producer Greg Berlanti is young and handsome.
puppyluv puppyluv 7 years
She is a real all around star. I wanna see her Saturday Night Live clips singing and tap dancing with Will Ferrell. Also her singing in Rosie ODonnell show when Rosie begged her to do her Damn Yankees rendition.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 7 years
Back to tv where she belongs. Too bad its a show I like though.
JennaV JennaV 7 years
Eh....I don't think people will care either way
pitip pitip 7 years
She always looks like she is stoned.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 7 years
No. and no. I really enjoy Eli Stone, but I hate celeb guest casting, and although I used to enjoy Katie on DC, I don't think she has grown as an actress. Not looking forward to it in the least.
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 7 years
Um, she's not a Hollywood star. Not in the least. Her last movie bombed! And there is no way she'll help the show in anyway. Sadly I think it would be a detriment. She's pretty talentless and her fame is only because she married someone really famous (for reasons that are still unknown to many...) not to mention that they don't exactly have the most phenomenal reputation. I'm sorry, but I can't see this as a good thing.
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