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He's the reigning king of the network executive cameo appearance, but Leslie Moonves' latest on-camera gig is truly notable because this time around, he'll be appearing on an ABC series. Moonves, CBS' president and CEO, has agreed to do a cameo as Himself on an upcoming episode of David E. Kelley's legal drama The Practice. The episode is slated to air next month, and details of the story line are being kept top secret in the Kelley camp. Kelley already is in business with CBS on a high-profile fall drama project, The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H. Moreover, Kelley and Moonves have done the cameo thing once before, when Moonves played himself on a 1998 episode of Kelley's CBS drama Chicago Hope. A one-time actor, Moonves also has logged cameos on the CBS series The Nanny and The Young & the Restless and on a 1996 episode of HBO's Arli$$.

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