NEW YORK — Vanessa Williams is headed to Wisteria Lane next fall on "Desperate Housewives."
ABC said Tuesday she'll play a "wicked new housewife" as the series enters its seventh season.
Williams will hit the neighborhood fresh from performing in the Broadway musical "Sondheim on Sondheim," which runs through June. She starred in the recently concluded ABC series "Ugly Betty."
Ongoing stars of "Desperate Housewives" include Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria Parker.
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