Michael Ausiello
January 22, 2009 AT 09:20 PM EST

Now I have another reason to lament ABC’s decision to bench Samantha Who? in favor of expanded episodes of The Bachelor: The oh-so-groovy Angie Harmon is joining the cast!

Sources confirm to me exclusively that the Women’s Murder Club survivor has been cast in the potentially recurring role of Gigi, the infamous (and crazy) ex-wife of Sam’s current honey, Funk (Billy Zane).

What’s so infamous about her? Let’s just say Ms. Cuckoo Puffs plays a critical role in the show’s mythology. And it’s Awe. Some.

Unfortunately, now that ABC has delayed Samantha‘s return, I’m unable to give you even a rough air date for Harmon’s debut. I can tell you she’s not slated to show up until the show’s season finale. The net is expected to announce a new return date for the show in the coming days, so stay tuned.

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