Alex Kingston Cast in PRIVATE PRACTICE

Well anyone who saw this week’s episode of PRIVATE PRACTICE knows that Charlotte hasn’t exactly had the best of luck with therapists. Her last one was literally a loon himself so let’s hope that this time it goes better. Considering who they’ve cast in the role though, I’m thinking her chances are good of getting a helpful doc this time.

According to TVLine.com, ER alum Alex Kingston will be taking on the role. The actress will be playing Marla, Charlotte’s new (and hopefully quite sane) shrink.

Kingston hasn’t really been off of the TV scene since leaving ER. Recently the actress has had recurring arcs on Law & Order: SVU (as New York City Defense Attorney Miranda Pond) and FlashForward. She is also set to continue her role as Doctor Who‘s River Song this spring.