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MacDowell, Polo play 'Practice'

Andie MacDowell and Teri Polo are set to do guest shots on ABC's legal drama The Practice. In a rare TV series appearance, MacDowell will do one episode, playing a woman hired by Jimmy Berluti (Michael Badalucco) to represent her in a delicate negotiation. The segment also will feature Polo and CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves. Polo will do to at least three episodes of the 20th Century Fox TV/David E. Kelley Prods. series, playing a love interest to series star Dylan McDermott. She is stepping in for Bridget Fonda, who was originally slated to do the arc but had to pull out after being injured in a car accident last week. Polo will play a U.S. attorney in Washington who returns to her native Boston, where she bumps into old flame Bobby Donnell (McDermott). As the two rekindle their old feelings, the fling puts a strain on Donnell's marriage. ICM-repped MacDowell has starred in such movies as sex, lies, and videotape, Groundhog Day and Four Weddings and a Funeral. Last year, she toplined CBS' drama pilot Jo. Polo was recently cast in the untitled Henchy/Pennette romantic comedy pilot for ABC. The actress is set to reprise her starring role opposite Ben Stiller in Meet the Fockers, the sequel to Meet the Parents. She is repped by UTA and Bob McGowan of McGowan Management.

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