'Smallville': Teri Hatcher to play Lois Lane's mother

durance-hatcher.jpg "Smallville" has a long history of bringing back familiar faces from throughout the franchise, and they've added to their list. Teri Hatcher of "Desperate Housewives" has inked a deal to play Lois Lane's ( Erica Durance) mother in the final season of the show, the studio confirms to Zap2it.

Hatcher, who played Lois herself on "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" in the 1990s, will appear in Episode 8, "Abandoned."

This adds Ella Lane to the list of dead parents resurrected in Season 10 -- the late Jonathan Kent ( John Schneider) and Lionel Luthor ( John Glover) are also slated to return. Ella, however, will appear in a slightly different capacity when Lois discovers some old home movies.

Though it's been 13 years since Hatcher dabbled in the Superman franchise, we're sure she'll slip right back in with ease. Botox or no botox.

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