Peggy Lipton joins 'Crash'

Set for multiepisode arc as a former hippie

Peggy Lipton has been tapped for a multiepisode arc on the second season of "Crash."

The "Mod Squad" alumna will play former hippie flower child knockout Suzy Fields, the estranged ex-wife of former record producer Ben Cendars (Dennis Hopper) who is now married to Ben's close friend from years ago, Owen Fields (Keith Carradine), a legendary '60s author.

Lipton replaces Valerie Perrine, who was originally cast as Suzy but had to pull out because of a recent back surgery."

"Crash" returns Sept. 18.