”Survivor”’s Jenna Lewis will not go quietly into the night. Thursday, the curly-haired castaway added to her already impressive list of media engagements, signing for a fall sweeps guest star appearance on the new UPN series, ”Freedom,” a Joel Silver produced action drama about America in the wake of a military coup.
When one of ”Freedom”’s early scripts detailed a plane crash that forces characters to test their survival skills, UPN decided to milk the remaining notoriety out of the camera-ready ”Survivor” bunch. ”We looked for someone who had the charisma from the ‘Survivor’ cast who could pull off the role,” says Hans Tobeason, the show’s executive producer and writer, ”and Jenna is who we ended up with.” The single mother of two will appear in the November 24 episode, playing Lacey, ”a sweet, nurturing paramedic” who just may turn out to be a traitor. Her agent would not disclose how much she’ll be paid for the role.
The former daycare worker has already dished about her daughters on CBS’ ”48 Hours,” hosted E!’s ”Talk Soup,” and taped a week’s worth of shows for ”Hollywood Squares,” which will begin airing September 25. She’ll also appear on CBS’ ”Nash Bridges” on November 17. Lewis has yet to make a final decision on Playboy’s $750,000 offer to show her tan lines. Hey, Hef, we think she’s worth a cool million!