Justine Bateman, best known as superficial Mallory Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties
, is reportedly joining the cast of Desperate Housewives
when it returns with new episodes this April.
According to Entertainment Tonight
, the 42-year-old actress will be appearing on Desperate Housewives
for a multi-episode stint. It has also been reported that Bateman will be portraying "a hip artist living with Gabby [Eva Longoria
Parker] and Carlos [Ricardo Antonio Chavira
Not much has been revealed about her character's storylines, although speculations have surfaced that Bateman will serve as a spoiler to Gabby and Carlos' reunion, as she did with Men In Trees
' Marin (Anne Heche
) and Jack (James Tupper
On Men In Trees
, Bateman appeared on the 10th episode of the first season as Lynn Barstow. Eventually, her guest appearance turned into a 10-episode stint. Prior to that, she was cast to play the role of Sarah Mitchell on the TV series Men Behaving Badly
and landed another role of the same name on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Additionally, Bateman forayed into comedy as she appeared on the sitcom Arrested Development
, in which her character was initially believed to be the sister of Michael Bluth, portrayed by her real life brother Jason Bateman
. Her character turned out to be a prostitute taken advantage of by his father and pimped by his brother.
As of the moment, Bateman's first airdate on Desperate Housewives
has not yet been revealed. Meanwhile, fans can catch new episodes of the ABC dramedy beginning April 13.
stars Dana Delaney as Katherine Mayfair, Doug Savant
as Tom Scavo, Eva Longoria Parker
as Gabrielle Solis, Felicity Huffman
as Lynette Scavo, James Denton
as Mike Delfino, Joy Lauren
as Danielle Van De Kamp, Marcia Cross
as Bree Van De Kamp, Nicollette Sheridan
as Edie Britt, Teri Hatcher
as Susan Mayer, and Ricardo Antonio Chavira
as Carlos Solis, just to name a few.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Entertainment Tonight
(Image courtesy of TV Guide)