Katee Sackhoff goes in for a “Nip/Tuck”

Are you ready for Dr. Starbuck? Battlestar Galactica veteran Katee Sackhoff has signed on as a recurring character in the sixth season of Nip/Tuck. She will play Dr. Theodora “Teddy” Lowe, a new doctor who challenges Dylan Walsh’s character Sean.

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“Teddy?” Well, it’s good to see she hasn’t lost her affinity for nicknames. But, once again, I fear Katee is starring in a series below her abilities. Her guest turn as the charismatic crazy/crazy charismatic Sarah Corvus was the best thing about Bionic Woman. Well, that and Michelle Ryan’s one-armed pull-ups.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katee will appear in four episodes. Not much else has been released about the role. Now, I won’t lie, I’m not too fond of Nip/Tuck; I’ve tried and tried. In its earlier seasons its audacity was fun, but as the series has dragged on, it became less fun more freaking ridiculous.

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I’ve given the show more than a fair shake recently: I watched for Portia de Rossi and I watched for Rosie O’Donnell. But, in the end, even they weren’t enough to keep me watching. So can Katee change that? Probably not. But four episodes isn’t too many, so maybe I can tough it out.

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Also, with a commitment for only four episodes so far maybe she can land a better, less ludicrous series. I still can’t believe she didn’t land the role as Jorja Fox’s replacement on CSI. Though the “crispay” soup chef Lauren Lee Smith is certainly a worthy alternative.

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So, are you excited about Katee’s appearance on Nip/Tuck? Or is there another show you’d like to see her join? Dream big, ladies, dream big.