Vanessa Williams Joins ‘Desperate Housewives’

by | May 18, 2010 at 3:58 PM | Desperate Housewives, TV News

Vanessa Williams Joins 'Desperate Housewives' Cast (Photo: ABC)

Vanessa Williams Joins 'Desperate Housewives' Cast (Photo: ABC)

There will be a new witch on the block when ‘Desperate Housewives‘ returns next season.

Vanessa Williams is joining the cast for Season 7, ABC announced Tuesday, playing a housewife “who’s sure to shake things up in the neighborhood and wreak havoc in the lives of the women of Wisteria Lane.”

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The 47-year-old actress spent the last four years sharpening her claws as the wicked Wilhelmina Slater on ‘Ugly Betty,’ which was canceled by ABC earlier this year.

It couldn’t be any more purr-fect casting.

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