TVGuide is reporting that Dana Delany is set to join the cast of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (possibly as Bree’s long-lost sister Katherine). The question of course remains, did this news really warrant an email alert from TVGuide’s PR department notifying us to Ausiello’s scoop? The answer of course is no.
This would have been big news two seasons ago, you know, when DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES was good. But after two years of mediocrity, trying to excite fans by welcoming Dana Delany seems well, somewhat desperate.
Yes, we realize it’s been widely reported that Dana Delany turned down the original role of Bree three times before Marcia Cross was finally offered it. But the reality is, Delany is moving to Wisteria Lane three seasons too late and this casting notice does nothing except scream ‘jump the shark’.
In fact, we compare it to an actor joining BEVERLY HILLS 90210 in season eight [assuming we could remember any of their names...] or Jane returning yet again to MELROSE PLACE.
Does creator Marc Cherry not have the internet? Has he bothered to check out Delany’s imdb profile. Is he really willing to put his HOUSEWIVES on the line for Dana Delany? Talk about a show killer. KIDNAPPED, PASEDENA, PRESEDIO MED — Delany’s pretty much the female counterpart to Tim Daly.