February 28, 2012 7:59pm PT by Jethro Nededog
'Desperate Housewives' Lawyers Up With Guest Star Scott Bakula
While ABC’s Desperate Housewives fights its own legal battle in the real world, it looks like Bree (Marcia Cross) is preparing herself for a fight of her own in fictional Fairview.
An ABC rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that Scott Bakula has been cast in a recurring role, as first reported by TV Line. He’ll play a “conservative, high-powered, straight-arrow attorney.” Apparently, Bree hires Bakula’s character to fight a possible murder charge.
Bakula starred as Terry Elliott on the two seasons of TNT’s canceled hour-long, Men of a Certain Age. Fans best remember him as the lead in 80s sci-fi series Quantum Leap, and as the Captain on Star Trek: Enterprise. He has also appeared on Chuck and The New Adventures of Old Christine.
He is repped by ICM.
The final season of Desperate Housewives airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on ABC.
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