New villian joining Desperate Housewives

Wisteria lane will get a new resident next season with news today Vanessa Williams will join the cast.

Williams, best known for her role as scheming Wilhelmina on Ugly Betty, has signed on to the drama series to play, surprise-surprise, a villain.

The 47-year-old actress and singer will fill the void left by departed housewife Edie (Nicollette Sheridan) with series creator Marc Cherry saying he was looking for a new troublemaker to replace Sheridan’s character.

Word is Williams character will be connected in some way to returning villain Paul (Mark Moses) but nothing has been confirmed.

Source: EW


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