ETHAN IS FRUSTRATED WHEN PALMER DECIDES THEY NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME TOGETHER SOCIALLY AND LESS TIME IN BED, ON "THE CLASS," MONDAY, JAN. 22, 8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT
Essence Atkins ("Half & Half") Guest Stars
Jaime King ("Sin City," "Pearl Harbor") and Trent Ford ("The West Wing," "Gosford Park") Guest Star in Recurring Roles
"The Class Has To Go To A Stupid Museum" -- When Palmer overhears a phone conversation between Kat and Benjamin that insinuates that her relationship with Ethan is based solely on sex, she decides they need to practice abstinence and discover what else they have in common, on THE CLASS, Monday, Jan. 22 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. James Burrows, one of the series' executive producers, directed the episode with a story by Corey Nickerson and a teleplay by Jonathan Green and Gabe Miller.
Essence Atkins, best known to television audiences for her role on the popular sitcom "Half & Half," guest stars as Melanie Deacon, a former high school classmate and friend of Nicole's who goes on a date with Duncan.
Jaime King ("Sin City," "Pearl Harbor") guest stars in a recurring role as Palmer, a former art school classmate of Kat's, now living in her building and dating Ethan. Trent Ford ("The West Wing," "Gosford Park") guest stars in a recurring role as Benjamin Chow, a world famous violinist who is dating Kat.
After Kyle and Ethan spend most of their day listening in on a conversation between Kat and Benjamin, their fun backfires when Palmer overhears it and decides that instead of jumping into bed, she and Ethan need to spend more time together socially by attending museums, going on bike rides and watching films about ancient pottery. Meanwhile, Lina and Richie are stunned when Nicole and Duncan confess that they hooked up a few months back after Ethan's party.
Nicole Allen: Andrea Anders
Duncan Carmello: Jon Bernthal
Kat Warbler: Lizzy Caplan
Richie Velch: Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Lina Warbler: Heather Goldenhersh
Perry Pearl: Sam Harris
Kyle Lendo: Sean Maguire
Ethan Haas: Jason Ritter
Benjamin Chow: Trent Ford
Palmer: Jaime King
Melanie Deacon: Essence Atkins
Waitress: Amy Crofoot