Former Mad Men schoolteach Abigail Spencer’s dance card continues to be very full. In addition to playing Daniel Craig’s sweetheart in Cowboys & Aliens (hitting theaters July 29), she can also be spied this summer on the smaller screen, on one of USA Network’s “blue sky” series.
TVLine has learned that in the Aug. 4 episode of the new legal dramedy Suits — which bows June 23 and stars Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams — Spencer will guest as a high-powered attorney who goes toe-to-toe with Macht’s Harvey Specter (aka “the best closer in New York City”). Being onetime Harvard classmates, sparks may fly outside the courtroom as well for the opposing counsels.
Beyond Suits and Cowboys & Aliens, Spencer can be seen in the premiere episode of the new CBS comedy How to Be a Gentleman, opposite Chad Murray in the horror film The Haunting in Georgia, and playing Tom Hardy’s ex-wife in the Reese Witherspoon rom-com This Means War.
Spencer also has in development a pilot which she cocreated and sold to ABC Family. Tentatively titled Teach, it has been described as “Grey’s Anatomy with high school teachers.”
An alum of All My Children, Spencer currently can be spied in my Twitter background, in a snap from a cover shoot I set up “back in the day” for Soaps In Depth. Yes, I was Team Becca.