Julianne Moore Not Going 'Desperate'
Julianne Moore Not Going 'Desperate'
Rumors have been circulating that Academy Award-nominated actress Julianne Moore is set to have a recurring role on the hit ABC dramedy, Desperate Housewives.  However, those rumors have been recently debunked by Moore's representative, Stephen Huvane, and by ABC Studios.

"Julianne will NOT be on Desperate Housewives," Huvane told OK! magazine last week.

"Julianne is a very talented actress and we would be honored to have her appear on Desperate Housewives," an ABC Studios rep told TV Guide.  "Unfortunately at this time, there are no plans to do so."

Prior reports claimed that Moore was to play the sister of Bree (Marci Cross) in three upcoming episodes of Desperate Housewives, including the show's fourth season finale.  Moore's appearance would have added to the actress' rather short list of television credits, which include series like As the World Turns, The Edge of Night and B.L. Stryker.

While Moore will not be appearing on the show, TV Guide's Michael Ausiello has claimed that actors Gary Cole and Chris Caramack will be joining the series in recurring capacities.  Cole, who was recently seen in the movie Talladega Nights and is starring in the upcoming HBO series 12 Miles of Bad Road, will be playing Katherine Mayfair's (Dana Delany) infamous ex-husband.  Meanwhile, Caramack, most known as Luke from FOX's The O.C., will portray Susan's (Teri Hatcher) hunky cousin.

Desperate Housewives
is scheduled to return with all-new episodes next month.  Meanwhile, there's buzz that the show just might head to Broadway in the future, with creator Marc Cherry reportedly dropping hints of the production to the cast.

"I think it is a great idea.  It makes sense,” Kyle McLachlan, who plays Bree's husband Orson on Desperate Housewives, said.  "Mark has said that when he finishes his seven years at ABC he plans to go to Broadway and move into the musical world so maybe he does have some designs in that way.  That's all he's said so far."

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: OK!, TV Guide, WENN
(Image Courtesy of E! Online)