Allison Mack Returns To TV In ‘Wilfred’ Season 2

The former "Smallville" costar will join the comedy series this summer.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

After ten years on "Smallville," it would be hard to blame Allison Mack for taking some time away television. But this summer, she'll be making a comeback on FX.

According to Deadline, Mack has signed on for a recurring role on the second season of "Wilfred." The series follows a hapless and sometimes suicidal man named Ryan (Elijah Wood) as he is drawn into misadventures by his neighbor's dog, Wilfred (Jason Gann); whom only Ryan perceives as a rude Australian man in a cheap dog suit.

Mack will play "an attractive and edgy biochemist" who will be Ryan's new love interest. The story didn't mention how many episodes that Mack will appear in, but it could be several if Wilfred's owner, Jenna (Fiona Gubelmann) is no longer a romantic possibility for Ryan after the events of the first season finale.

Although Mack has been working as an actress nearly her entire life, she is easily best known for her portrayal of Chloe Sullivan over a decade on "Smallville." Since the end of that series, Mack has primarily focused on theater work and off-Broadway productions.

Mack isn't the only "Smallville" veteran returning to the small screen. Erica Durance will star in the Canadian drama "Saving Hope," which will air this summer on NBC. Cassidy Freeman is currently appearing on "The Vampire Diaries" ahead of her costarring stint in A&E's "Longmire" while Justin Hartley has the lead role in a medical drama pilot for The CW medical drama pilot, "First Cut."