At the television press tour, ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson, after making the required Kevin Reilly joke (he won't be able to compete on Dancing with the Stars, ha ha), confirmed that Emmy winner Dana Delany is joining the cast of Desperate Housewives this season. He wouldn't go into detail but there have been constant reports that Delany would be playing the sister of Bree (Marcia Cross), a woman who's even more conservative than her sibling but still harbors her own secrets, not to mention a much younger husband (Firefly's Nathan Fillion, also confirmed by McPherson).
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
P.S. Not for nothing, McPherson is getting some heat from the gathered reporters for teasing them about big announcements regarding Lost that won't be revealed until tomorrow at the ComiCon genre convention in San Diego. Why are the fanboys who have to pay money to get into that event better than those whose job it is to report the news about the upcoming television season. It probably didn't help for McPherson, in a piss-and-vinegar move, joked that the Lost announcement was that Don Imus would be joining the cast. Pitchforks and flames may be in play soon.
P.S.S. OMG OMG OMG! The brass at ABC just literally went to Damon Lindelof (or Lindelof called them up) to give permission to McPherson to reveal that Harold Perrineau will be returning to Lost next season. That's it? That's the big announcement he was guarding with his mortal soul? Wow, that was a bit anticlimatic. But yeah, Michael will be back on the show. Hurrah!