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Kathy Najimy to Guest Star on Desperate Housewives

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Veteran actress Kathy Najimy has landed a role on Desperate Housewives.

The actress - who has appeared on a number of shows, including Privileged, King of the Hill and Numb3rs - will guest star in as a police officer with a surprising connection to Teri Hatcher’s Susan.

“Susan suspects Katherine was the one who attacked Julie, so she gets [a cop] to help her,”  creator Marc Cherry told Entertainment Weekly. “But then she finds out the policewoman went to high school with her — and Susan stole her boyfriend, too! So [Najimy] has been going around the past 30 years resenting her.”

Kathy Najimy

In other Desperate Housewives casting news, Rebecca Staab and David Chisum are also coming to Wisteria Lane.

They'll debut on October 25; while Najimy's episode will also air in October.

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