'Desperate Housewives' Lawyers Up With Guest Star Scott Bakula

Scott Bakula SAG awards 2012
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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.

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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.

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He is repped by ICM.

The final season of Desperate Housewives airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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