TRIP BEGS BREE TO COME CLEAN ABOUT ALEJANDRO’S MURDER WHEN HER TRIAL BEGINS TO GO SOUTH, SUSAN MUST BREAK THE NEWS TO THE LADIES THAT SHE’S THINKING OF SELLING HER HOUSE, KATHERINE MAYFAIR RETURNS AND OFFERS LYNETTE AN INTRUGING JOB OPPORTINITY, THE LADIES AGREE TO TAKE CARE OF AN AILING MRS. MCCLUSKEY, AND RENEE’S WEDDING COULD BE PUT ON HOLD WHEN BEN IS ARRESTED AND THROWN IN JAIL, ON THE SERIES FINALE OF ABC’S “DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES”Dana Delany Guest Stars as Katherine MayfairScott Bakula Guest Stars as Bree’s Lawyer, Trip“Desperate Housewives” ends its successful eight-season run on the ABC Television Network with a splashy two-hour finale event on SUNDAY, MAY 13 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET). The show premiered on October3, 2004 and was a smash hit right out of the gate, winning both the 2005 and 2006 Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy, among other accolades.All good things eventually come to an end, and in the two-hour finale, “Give Me the Blame” / “Finishing the Hat,” Trip (Scott Bakula) begs Bree to tell him what really happened the night of Alejandro’s murder as her trial begins to go south and it looks like she’s about to be convicted; Gaby tries to come up with a solution that will take the burden off of Bree; Susan tries to keep the sale of her house private until she’s had a chance to break the news to the ladies; Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany) returns to Wisteria Lane and offers Lynette an intriguing job opportunity – which could end her chances of reconciling with Tom; the women all agree to take care of Mrs. McCluskey when they discover that she wants to die with dignity at home; Susan finds herself at wits end when Julie goes into labor at the most inopportune time; and Renee is shocked to discover that, as their wedding nears, Ben has been arrested and thrown in jail.“Desperate Housewives” stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Vanessa Williams as Renee Perry, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Jonathan Cake as Det. Chuck Vance, Charles Mesure as Ben Faulkner and Madison de la Garza as Juanita Solis, with Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young and James Denton as Mike Delfino.Guest starring in “Give Me the Blame” are Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. McCluskey, Darcy Rose Byrnes as Penny Scavo, Kevin Rahm as Lee McDermott, Orson Bean as Roy Bender, Scott Bakula as Trip Weston, Alyson Reed as Judge Conti, Gibby Brand as Fred Newman, Jill Basey as Jean Newman, Aaron Norvell as security guard, Christina Chang as D.A. Stone, Stephen Ramsey as sheriff and Ewan Chung as clerk.Guest starring in “Finishing the Hat” are Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. McCluskey, Dana Delany as Katherine Mayfair, Daniella Baltodano as Celia Solis, Mason Vale Cotton as MJ Delfino, Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer, Scott Bakula as Trip Weston, Kevin Rahm as Lee McDermott, Tuc Watkins as Bob Hunter, Christine Estabrook as Mrs. Huber, Orson Bean as Roy Bender, Charlie Carver as Porter Scavo, Lindsey Kraft as Jennifer, Patrika Darbo as Jean, Nike Doukas as Natalie, Jarvis George as driver, Todd Weeks as Kent, Wes Brown as doctor, Marc Fajardo as valet and Debbie Pollack as mother.“Give Me the Blame” was written by Bob Daily and directed by Larry Shaw.
“Finishing the Hat” was written by Marc Cherry and directed by David Grossman.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Delany — who recently wrapped production on the second season of Body of Proof (the finale airs Tuesday) — will reprise her role as Katherine Mayfair in the show’s May 13 series finale.
And it appears she’ll be making the trip alone.
According to an insider, Katherine’s significant other, ex-stripper Robin (played by Dexter alumna Julie Benz), is not scheduled to appear in the episode.
Delany made her then-final appearance at the end of Season 6 when Kath embarked on a really long European vacation with Robin. It’s unclear what brings her back to town — perhaps the news that ex-fiancé Mike passed away finally reached across the pond?
Personally, I’m happy to know we’ll see Katherine there once more.
Wisteria Lane will be experiencing increased congestion this winter.
With Desperate Housewives inching closer to its series finale this May, the show is welcoming back three of its most popular graduates: Dana Delany (Katherine), Kyle MacLachlan (Orson) and Andrea Bowen (Julie).
The length and timing of the trio’s comeback stints are not known. (ABC declined to comment.)
After Housewives set its May 2012 Emmy date over the summer, showrunner Bob Daily made it his mission to lure back as many of the show’s alums as possible — beginning with Delany (who’s currently headlining ABC’s Body of Proof, which is nearing the end of its 13-episode second season).
“She’s working like a mad woman on Body of Proofbut I would love that,” Daily said at that time. “We want this season to feel like a bookend, so we would love to bring back some familiar faces and tie up some loose ends — and God knows there are plenty of loose ends.”
Thoughts? Which characters are on your DH Season 8 wish list? Hit the comments!
Question: Now that Desperate Housewives has set an end date, and Dana Delany is still employed by ABC, please tell me they’re going to figure out a way to bring Katherine Mayfair back at least one final time. She was by far the best thing to ever happen to the show after Season 1! —Anthony
Ausiello: Delany wants it to happen. Showrunner Bob Daily wants it to happen. So my guess is it’ll happen. “She’s working like a mad woman on [ABC's] Body of Proof but I would love that,” Daily tells me. “We want this season to feel like a bookend, so we would love to bring back some familiar faces and tie up some loose ends — and God knows there are plenty of loose ends.”
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The video is from last year. Not this year.
While at an ABC party following the recent Fall TV press tour, we ran into Dana Delany just as she pulled away from a huddle with the “Desperate Housewives” creative team. Um, did we just stumble on a deal-making pow-wow?
“You just saw the deal go down right here: I’m coming back,” Delany tells PopcornBiz, confirming her intention to make a return appearance as Katherine Mayfair in the eighth and final season.
“I think we’ll make it happen,” says Delany, clearly excited to revisit the character she played in Seasons Four through Six. “We don’t know if it’s for sure – it’s all about scheduling. We’ll make it happen. I just want to resolve things. I would like Katherine to be happy. And gay – I want her to stay gay.”
Delany, who’s gone on to star in the network’s forensic procedural “Body of Proof,” admits she didn’t expect that her friends on “Housewives” would leave Wisteria Lane so soon. “I was surprised,” she says. “I thought they had at least a couple more seasons in them. And it’s still a successful show so I didn’t quite understand why ABC would want to end it, but from what I’ve heard it’s all about ending it well.”
I just read this press release from ABC and I’m still shocked/surprised. But hey it’s somewhat funny considering the episode will follow a new one from Desperate Housewives.
ABC ANNOUNCES NEW DRAMA “BODY OF PROOF” AIRING ON A SPECIAL NIGHT AND TIME, SUNDAY, APRIL 3 AT 10:00 P.M.
The second episode of new drama “Body of Proof” will air on a special night and time, SUNDAY, APRIL 3 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), following an original episode of “Desperate Housewives.” The show’s regularly scheduled premiere will air as originally announced on TUESDAY, MARCH 29 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET).
Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) was in a class of her own, a brilliant neurosurgeon at the top of her game. Her world is turned upside down when a devastating car accident puts an end to her time in the operating room. Megan resumes her career as a medical examiner determined to solve the puzzle of who or what killed the victims. Megan’s instincts are sharp, but she’s developed a reputation for graying the lines of where her job ends and where the police department’s begins. It turns out her career isn’t the only thing that will need to be rebuilt; Megan’s family has taken a backseat to her ambition, and now she’ll discover there’s a lot of work to do when it comes to dissecting her relationships with the living.
“Body of Proof” stars Dana Delany stars as Dr. Megan Hunt, Jeri Ryan as Dr. Kate Murphey, John Carroll Lynch as Detective Bud Morris, Nicholas Bishop as Peter Dunlop, Sonja Sohn as Detective Samantha Baker, Geoffrey Arend as Dr. Ethan Gross, and Windell D. Middlebrooks as Dr. Curtis Brumfield.
The series is created by Christopher Murphey and executive-produced by Murphey, Matthew Gross, and Sunil Nayar. “Body of Proof” is produced by Gross Entertainment and ABC Studios.
And it is really short, but before posting it I want to address a recent comment from a post on an entry from 2009 (the comment is new): Dana is NOT going to be on next week’s NCIS episode. I don’t even know where that comes from, that idea, but it’s not her. As far as I know, she’s not going to be on the show and if that were to happen, you guys know we’d let you know ASAP.
Now the short interview, nothing really new except for a bit of hope to see the return of Queen Katherine of Arrogant to Wisteria Lane! I admit it: that makes me happy.
Body of Proof New to RTÉ One
Last year we saw Dana Delany walk away from Desperate Housewives after an offer came along that she couldn’t resist. This spring, she’s back on our screens in her own show, Body of Proof, playing Dr Megan Hunt, a brainy neurosurgeon who starts a new career as a medical examiner after an accident prevents her from returning to the operating room. The RTÉ Guide’s Janice Butler chats to the actress in Monte Carlo about her new venture.
Can you tell us a bit about your new show and the character of Dr Megan Hunt?
It’s a procedural, which people seem to like, and every week we will examine a different case and why the person died. I think it’s really interesting because it combines medicine and crime, and I have a great character – she’s very complicated, kind of like a female Dr House – that’s what drew me to it.
Was it a huge change from your character Katherine in Desperate Housewives?
It’s very different, but I like to change things up and stretch myself. But you know I feel so lucky, I never thought at this stage in my life that I’d still be offered new shows.
Is that the end of you in Desperate Housewives?
We don’t know yet, it depends on what happens with Body of Proof. When my new show got picked up, Marc Cherry, the creator of Desperate Housewives, sent me a big bouquet of flowers with a note saying, ‘I’ll be waiting for you’. And I told him that I like a man who waits! So if my show doesn’t work I might come back but even if it does I might come back anyhow for the final season to wrap things up.
So it seems ABC has stores up for both DH and Castle, I guess after the success they had earlier this year with Lost they decided to do it with more shows. From Castle, there’s a still from 2.17 Tick Tick Tick… available, whereas from Desperate Housewives you can choose from five different cast photos from seasons five and six – but that’s only refering to those with Dana.
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