Confirmed: Vanessa Williams Joins Cast of Desperate Housewives!

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Exciting rumor has become awesome reality: Vanessa Williams will come aboard Desperate Housewives next season!

The actress that brought Wilhelmina Slater to life on Ugly Betty will move into Wisteria Lane in the fall as a series regular.

“I’m a big fan of Vanessa’s work and I’m so excited that she’ll be moving into the neighborhood next season to cause trouble in all the ladies’ lives,” creator Marc Cherry told TV Guide Magazine.

Vanessa Williams

Williams' character will likely be involved with the returning Paul Young, whose new wife will also play a role on the show.

“I think our mystery is going to involve Paul," Cherry confirmed.

Weigh in now, fans: How excited are you for Williams to appear on Desperate Housewives?!?

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