Fans of Melinda Clarke’s memorable turn as Lady Heather, a sexy dominatrix who enchanted Gil Grissom on CSI, can get a fix this fall when she appears on the NBC dramedy Chuck’s second episode. She’ll play Sasha Banacheck, a she-devil whom Chuck (Zachary Levi) can only defeat with the help of a legendary womanizer (and former spy) played by John Larroquette. Clarke played Julie Cooper-Nichol on The O.C., mother to Kaitlin (Willa Holland) and Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton). In other Chuck casting news, Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile) will appear in the season premiere as a villian who likes to dangle Chuck out of windows, among other dastardly deeds.
After a long hiatus due to the 100-day writers strike, Chuck — which focuses on a computer geek turned secret government agent — returns to NBC for a second season this fall.