'Housewives': Carol Burnett joins the cast

9737__burnett_lYou thought Bree (Marcia Cross) had a handful when she had to deal with Rex’s mom (Shirley Knight) at the beginning of this season of Desperate Housewives? Wait til her own bitchy stepmom arrives on the April 9 episode, in the form of Carol Burnett. USA Today has the skinny on Burnett’s character, as well as lots of other spoilers about how the season is going to wind down. Maybe you’d better sit down for this and have a glass or or 12 of Chardonnay.

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  • brandonk

    Woo hoo! Let the good times roll!

  • jojo

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Carol Burnett. Maybe I’ll actually watch DH when she’s on.

  • Mike in Moncton

    What happened to Carol’s face??!! Was she attacked by the botox beauty squad on the DH set??

  • Tony N.

    Carol Burnett as Bree’s evil stepmother, that’s going to be freakin’ fantastic. I hope the Desperate Housewives writers are up to the task. To be on the safe side, Marc Cherry should write that episode himself, you can’t always trust his writing staff.

  • Nicky

    Love Carol and love Marcia…great casting.
    But my peeve about Desperate Housewives…don’t these gals have sisters or brothers too?!? How come only parents?!! Hmm…looks like the actresses don’t want actresses from their age group to steal their thunder. But c’mon..bring on the sibs!

  • nathan

    I don’t even think she’s old enough to play Marcia Cross’s mom, younger sister perhaps?

  • JJ

    Nathan-Carol Burnett is around 70 years old I believe, and besides, she is playing Bree’s stepmother, not mother, so her age really does not matter.

  • Lynny

    I am in heaven! Carol Burnett rocks the housewives! Awesome.

  • ftworthbabe

    Can we get other actresses to play the step-moms or moms on series? Is there some list that only these people can be cast? At least Shirley Knight is unique and has not been on a series before. Wasn’t Carol on some other show as the mother or mother-in-law? i know there are other actresses out there who would like the work!

  • ftworthbabe

    ok- it was “Mad About You”.

  • kross

    I love Carol Burnett! I hope she’s as wacky as some of those characters she played on her show. I can’t wait!

  • Nancy

    Mike in Monction, I was thinking the same thing. Her lips are at least twice the size they normally are. But I’ll overlook that because Carol is a queen and Marcia Fox is her crown princess. I can’t wait. Should be a great episode.

  • Ned

    Carol Burnett is 72, and Bree is, what, 39-43? I would say she’s more than old enough to be Bree’s mother. The USA Today article said that Bree’s son is seeking emancipation from the family, I say Bree should let him do it and put all his stuff on the front lawn and be done with the good for nothing ingrate.

  • Ed

    I want to go on record saying that Desperate Housewives is on the way out. If Lipstick Jungle signs some other good names it should be the new DH.
    Step-moms, moms, family members coming in…that means they truely are getting desperate!

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