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TV Casting: Vanessa Williams Joins 'Desperate Housewives' as Series Regular

by Andrew Scott, posted May 18th 2010 4:40PM
Vanessa WilliamsWatch out, ladies of Wisteria Lane, because Wilhelmina Slater is coming to town. According to reports, 'Ugly Betty' alum Vanessa Williams is joining the cast of 'Desperate Housewives' season 7 as a series regular. "She'll be moving into the neighborhood next season to cause trouble in all the ladies' lives," said creator Marc Cherry, though she won't be at the forefront of next season's mystery. No word yet on Williams' premiere date. [TV Guide Magazine]

Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde will be checking out of 'House' for part of next season. The reason: Wilde is scheduled to shoot the sci-fi western 'Cowboys & Aliens' this summer, which will overlap with 'House''s production schedule for "at least two months." 'Cowboys & Aliens,' starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, hits theaters on Jul. 29, 2011. [Ausiello Files]

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Jr

Will Mark be coming with her??? LOL

May 19 2010 at 5:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sue

Great I love her! Now I'll start watching DH again=D

May 19 2010 at 4:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
xxxxx

I read too fast. I thought that Betty White was joining the cast. I love Vanessa Williams., but Betty White would be a hoot on the show.

May 19 2010 at 12:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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MARIAH

I never watch this show but, like you, I thought it was Betty White too. I would watch her.

May 19 2010 at 3:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rgcef

Vanessa Williams isn't any batter an actress then the production & direction given to the show she will be in.

May 18 2010 at 11:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Will

So happy to hear this news! I love my Vanessa and will definitely be tuning in again next season.

May 18 2010 at 11:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
yosemitesam113

there goes another show i wont be watching anymore.

May 18 2010 at 10:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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delacourte

Why? Did Vanessa Williams kill your dog or something? Or did you just have to say something negative because you're a hater?

May 19 2010 at 4:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Marsha

Good for her. She should make a wonderful addition to the cast. I loved her on Ugly Betty.

May 18 2010 at 10:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Linda Beeson

I have never seen this 'Wilde' person on Desperate Housewives; where did she come from and who does she play?
I love Vanessa Williams; she will take the place of Sherridan?

May 18 2010 at 9:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Marsha

Wilde is on House.

May 18 2010 at 10:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BeachWalker

Vanessa will have to get used to being smacked around like they did to Nicolette Sheridan...that Cherry is a certifiable asshead.

May 18 2010 at 9:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Willi Fan

I hope her character is similar to Willi's! I never watched the DH show, but I will tune in to see Vanessa. I miss the characters on Ugly Betty. It was a refreshing show.

May 18 2010 at 8:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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