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Grading the celebrity cameos

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We rate some of the big names popping up on the small screen this season.

Kathy Bates on The Office
Bates reprises her Fried Green Tomatoes Southern sass as the new, Paula Deen-ish CEO. A-

Alan Cumming on The Good Wife
As the Bad Husband’s salty-tongued ”wartime consigliere,” Cumming is fun yet a tad hammy. B

Minnie Driver on Modern Family
She plays the unfettered woman Claire wishes she could be, but still gets fewer laughs. C+

Heidi Klum on Desperate Housewives
She appears as herself on March 14. But will she be in…or out? Grade: TBD