Gale Harold, who currently portrays Teri Hatcher’s boyfriend on Desperate Housewives, was in a motorcycle accident yesterday.  Harold, who was expected on the Desperate Housewives set today, has been a fairly big part of this season, and his character will play an important role in the eighth episode.

First reported to be in critical condition, reports are surfacing that Gale Harold is currently in stable condition, and is expected to make a full recovery, according to Desperate Housewives executive producer Marc Cherry.  Harold fractured his shoulder in the accident, and had some swelling to his brain, though it must be reinforced that he is expected to be OK and make a full recovery.

Gale Harold is currently at the USC Medical Center in their Intensive Care Unity undergoing further tests.  The 38-year-old actor has become a staple on popular television shows in recent years, though he has yet to become a household name.  In addition to his work on Desperate Housewives, Harold has appeared on such shows as Vanished, Grey’s Anatomy, Law and Order: SVU, Deadwood (as famed lawman Wyatt Earp) and The Unit.  His first big starring role was as the domineering Brian Kinney on Showtime’s Queer as Folk, the American remake of the popular British series.

Desperate Housewives is currently in its fifth season.  While the series began its first few years as a ratings and critical sensation, the series petered out some in the last couple seasons.  After season 4, show runner Marc Cherry decided to take a cue from Lost and fast-forwarded the series five years into the future.  According to the Desperate Housewives staff, this has revitalized the series.  It was a risky move for a well-established show, but the early returns from fans are good. 

Desperate Housewives airs its fourth episode of the season this Sunday at 9pm.

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
Source: The Associated Press
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Oscar Dahl

Senior Writer, BuddyTV