attempts to sustain its glory as an award-winning series by continuously improving and revitalizing its drama-comedy plot. Apart form its recently added co-executive producer Kirkland Baker, famed for her work on Frasier, several other news facets will surface ABC’s popular program.
Actress Polly Bergen, a 76-year old native of Knoxville, Tennessee, has already signed on to appear as the mother of Lynette Scavo, played by actress Felicity Huffman
. Bergen’s career has spanned for more than 50 years of acting in the entertainment industry, working in films and on television shows such as Commander in Chief, In the Blink of An Eye, Addicted to His Love, Cape Fear, Champion
, and Making Mr. Right
among others. She is set to make her first appearance on Desperate Housewives
’ season finale entitled “What Would We Do Without You?,” which will be broadcast on Sunday, May 20 at 9/8C on ABC. According to TV Guide, she will help Lynette "deal with a life-threatening health crisis" and “shows up smoking and drinking."
In addition to Bergen, actor Mike Farrell has also been cast on Desperate Housewives
as the father of Victor Lang, played by John Slattery. Previously, Farrel worked on the show M*A*S*H, Providence, Murder, She Wrote, Matlock
and Justice League
Furthermore, current cast member Shawn Pyfrom
, who plays Andrew Van De Kamp, will be visibly taking some of the spotlight in next year’s Desperate Housewives
episodes, according to show creator Marc Cherry. After more exposure on season two, he has had less coverage and has been relatively subtle in season three.
“I think that he'll have some interesting gay adventures. Right now we're just winding down season 3, but in June the writing staff gets together and we'll talk about that. But you know, he's had such a tame year, it's time to kind of juice him up again… A lot of writers feel that sometimes, young boys say 'bisexual' because that's 'a stop on the way to gay town.' But you know, I actually think it might be fascinating if Andrew experiments, as long as we have some interesting complications from that. I know that so many gay teenagers do 'try it' just to please their parents. So we'll see. Something shocking would happen as a result," said Cherry.
-Kris, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: World Entertainment News Network
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