By peoplestaff225
Updated July 26, 2005 11:06 PM

There will be no "barely-hiding of the pregnancy a la Debra Messing on Will and Grace " on Alias this season. No, turns out Agent Sydney Bristow is expecting as well, with Jennifer’s real life ex, Vaughn (Michael Vartan.)

According to USA Today and the AP, Jennifer Garner will still appear in every episode, but the show will be "embracing the fact that she’s pregnant…without putting her in situations where she could endanger herself and the baby" [translation: less stunts this season!] says an ABC programming chief, who also adds that a younger female agent who Sydney will mentor has been added to the cast to up the "sex appeal" that pregnant Jennifer apparently now lacks. Hmm. Shooting starts Friday.

Source: USA Today/AP