Peggy Lipton has signed up for a guest-starring role on The Starz Channel original drama Crash. Her recurring character will play an important role this year, with the series set to return on Friday, September 18th. Here is the press release:

Emmy-nominated actress Peggy Lipton has been set to guest star in a key story arc featured in the second season of Crash. The Starz original drama series returns Friday, September 18 at 10:00 p.m. (et/pt).

Lipton will play former hippie flower child knockout Suzy Fields, the estranged ex-wife of former record producer Ben Cendars (Dennis Hopper). Suzy is now married to Ben's close friend from years ago, Owen Fields (Keith Carradine), a legendary '60s author. Ben tracks down Suzy and Owen at their country home, where they still maintain their back-to-the-land '60s lifestyle.

Having risen to fame on the long-running series The Mod Squad, Lipton won a Golden Globe Award and earned four Emmy nominations for her role in that show. She went on to become a regular on David Lynch's Twin Peaks in the early '90s, playing the affable waitress Norma Jennings who ran the Double R diner. More recently, she has appeared on the series Wings, Popular, Alias, and Rules of Engagement. TV Guide ranked Lipton number five on its "50 Sexiest Stars of All-Time" list in 2002.

Lipton and Carradine first appear in episode six, No Matter What You Do, directed by Vincent Misiano.

Lipton replaces Valerie Perrine, who was originally cast as Suzy. Perrine explains, "I recently had back surgery and didn't realize it was a bit too soon for some of the strenuous physical demands of the role."