New, Returning Actors Preview Roles on Desperate Housewives

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Jeffrey Nordling is new to Desperate Housewives.

The actor, coming off a key role on season seven of 24, joins the cast of ABC hit this fall as the husband of Drea de Matteo's character.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actor said his character - shocker! - has a secret that won't be revealed right away.

"He is not from these parts," Nordling said. "He doesn't really belong [on Wisteria Lane]. There is a dark secret in their past, which you don't quite figure out in the beginning. But something happened."

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Meanwhile, Andrea Bowen will return in September as Susan's daughter Julie. Where has she been for the last couple years?

"Technically, I have been at Princeton and then graduate school. I come back with secrets of my own," the actress said, teasing that Julie has romance in her future: "I think people will be surprised at who Julie ends up with."

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