Fans of ‘Smallville’ were greeted by a familiar face in Fridays episode of The CW series, which led the show to its best ratings since February.
In Abandoned,Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher makes a cameo appearance as Ella Lane, mother to Lois (Erica Durance).
Superman fans may recall that Hatcher played the intrepid Daily Planet reporter opposite Dean Cains Clark Kent on Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, which ran from 1993 to 1997 on ABC.
Hatchers return to the Superman legacy was prompted largely by her appreciation to longtime fans.
Its a very small cameo that I did as a gesture of respect to honor all the devoted Superman saga fans whove supported me then as Lois and support me now” on Desperate Housewives, she said. Its been quite special to be involved in two entirely different but significant television worlds. I just hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did.
Since its second season, Smallville has had a long-standing tradition of bringing on guest stars with ties to the Superman legacy. Margot Kidder and the late Christopher Reeve, who played Lois and Clark in 1978s Superman: The Movie and its sequels, have guest-starred in past seasons, as has Cain and former television Wonder Woman Lynda Carter.
Smallville is currently enjoying a ratings boost in its 10th and final season.
The series stars Tom Welling, Durance, Cassidy Freeman and Justin Hartley.
It airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.