'Desperate Housewives': Sarah Paulson Set to Reprise Her Role as Lynette's Sister

The actress returns to Wisteria for the final season and the sisters discover the tables have turned.
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The newly announced final season of ABC’s Desperate Housewives will include several family reunions on The Lane.

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Felicity Huffman has already told The Hollywood Reporter that things will look rocky when we meet up with Lynette on the new season, but an ABC spokesperson confirms that Sarah Paulson reprises her role as Lynette’s loser sister, Lydia, for one episode. And she has apparently had a reversal of fortune.

"Lynette always helped put the pieces back in Lydia's disastrous personal life, but she is now engaged and shows up with her new fiancé," executive producer Bob Daily tells TVGuide.com.

"We'll hear her say, 'Oh Lynette, I'm so sorry. What can I do to help?' The seeds of sibling rivalry are planted as the roles are reversed," Daily elaborates.

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Paulson first appeared on Desperate Housewives’ Season 4 in 2007. Viewers may remember her from the first and only season of ABC’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and later on the network’s short-lived series, Cupid. She has also appeared as the younger version of Meredith’s mom, Ellis Grey, on Grey’s Anatomy.

Daily also says fans can expect some of the children to return for the final season, including Susan's (Teri Hatcher) daughter, Julie (Andrea Bowen), Bree's (Marcia Cross) daughter, Danielle (Joy Lauren), and an older Kayla, Tom's (Doug Savant) illegitimate daughter previously played by Rachel Fox.

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