‘Desperate Housewives’ Reignites Old Feud! Plus, Recast News

by | June 21, 2010 at 4:50 PM | Casting News, Desperate Housewives, TV News

Vanessa Williams, Felicity Huffman (Photos: ABC)

Vanessa Williams, Felicity Huffman (Photos: ABC)

When Vanessa Williams makes camp on Wisteria Lane this fall, she can count on seeing at least one familiar – if not friendly – face.

It turns out that the ‘Ugly Betty’ alumna’s ‘Desperate Housewives‘ character – named Renee Filmore-Jones – is an old college acquaintance of Lynette’s, TV Guide Magazine reports.

Back in the day, the ladies were rivals, so we can expect Renee to ruffle the already frazzled mom’s feathers some when she reenters her orbit.

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Renee has a yet-to-be-cast husband, and it sounds like she has forever been his dutiful wife – until now, that is.

Speaking of Lynette (Felicity Huffman), one member of her ever-growing brood is due for a makeover. Fancast has learned that pre-teen Penny (most recently played by Kendall Applegate) is being recast. In the process, the Scavo daughter will get aged up a bit.

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