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Desperate Housewives Exclusive: V's Charles Mesure is Vanessa Williams' New Beau

Charles Mesure is invading Wisteria Lane.

The former V mercenary is joining Desperate Housewives as a series regular, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.

Get ‘Round the Clock Scoop and Spoiler Alerts!

Mesure will play Ben, a sexy, charming, and occasionally ruthless contractor who has the kind of grit and drive that comes from being a self-made man.

Oh, and he’s also the new love interest for Vanessa Williams’ Renee.

Housewives’ eighth season kicks off Sunday, Sept. 25.



Comments (55)

  • I have had a crush on this sexy man since Xena, yum!

    Comment by A – July 8, 2011 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • sorry but he is so not fit in any way my cat is better looking

      Comment by sarah – July 8, 2011 07:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • now that you’ve completely insulted PETA…lets moVe on…

        Comment by taxiOUTTAHERE!! – July 10, 2011 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Please post your picture “sarah.” Let’s see how “fit” you are! He’s incredibly fit – did you not watch V and see his shirtless scenes? If you don’t think that’s “fit,” then Webster’s needs to put out a new definition…
        and a lot more “fit” people will have just become “obese.”

        Comment by mallory – July 12, 2011 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Vanessa Williams and Charles Mesure as Ben will make a sensual couple and this a hot story line…can’t wait!

      Comment by taxiOUTTAHERE!! – July 10, 2011 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good! It seems that they will finally give VW something to do this season.

    Comment by Gerald – July 8, 2011 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • so true, but she does “just there” very well. I like how she kind of flows through different situations with each of the other ladies lives.

      Comment by Joanne – July 8, 2011 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • bring back brother’s and sister’s and detroit 187 back to the airwaves

    Comment by gordon – July 8, 2011 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I really liked Detroit 187 – what a shame they cancelled it.

      Comment by betsy – July 9, 2011 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Detroit 187 was a real TV drawer…Hope to see them in another slot soon!

        Comment by taxiOUTTAHERE!! – July 10, 2011 01:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please Please Please Bring back Brothers and Sisters Please Please Please

    Comment by Cynthia tustin – July 8, 2011 04:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I really liked bros and sis Seems like when you get to a show they take it off, just like off the map. Hopefully you will bring them BACK/////////////////////

      Comment by joan – July 9, 2011 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who was he on Xena; was he one of the angels? Oh yeah! This is purrrfect casting, he’s a hottie, even though he looks like he uses that Just For Men beard dye.

    Comment by YamSham – July 8, 2011 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mmmmmm…I can’t wait to see eight season,I love this guy. He’s a hunk…..

    Comment by Marilou Jason – July 8, 2011 04:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m in lust! Can not believe they canceled B&S so abruptly. Could’ve given us a bigger send off. The writers blew it. Too much change- loosing Holly & Rebecca, Ojai Foods & winery all at once. Luc was delicious though.

    Comment by Cindy – July 8, 2011 05:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • omg brothers and sisters was fantastic, wish it was back on!! xxx

    Comment by ann walton – July 8, 2011 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He was one of the worst things about V! It made my stomach turn when they tried to force a romance between him and Elizabeth Mitchell at the end to try and boost ratings. Come on DH can find someone more talented and MUCH better looking than this guy.

    Comment by scorpo – July 8, 2011 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • @scorpo: Bitter much? It’s nice that you can maintain your anonymity and spout hatred about another human being. What a coward you are!! He’s talented – the producers hand-picked him for a reason. So stop hating! And as most people with two working eyes would agree, he’s sexy. Let’s see a picture of you!

      Comment by Mo – July 8, 2011 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i dnt c y people keep shooting down other people……if they think hes ugly then thats there opinion…who r u to judge?

        Comment by christina – September 23, 2011 10:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i totally agree w/ u….they should bring in mcsteamy from greys anatomy..hes hottt!!!

      Comment by christina – September 23, 2011 10:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bring back Brothers & Sisters. Why do they always cancel the good family shows.

    Comment by Joan Armstrong – July 8, 2011 07:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We want v on TNT

    Comment by Jonboy – July 8, 2011 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What is wrong w/you, ABC? You cancel a great show like B&S that was a great back-to-back e/DH, I might add and you put a loser like Ashley as Bachelorette – guess I’m watching you less and less due to your BAD decisions…DH better rock this year or you are done for!!!

    Comment by Barbara – July 8, 2011 07:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BROTHERS AND SISTERS SUCKS

    Comment by mandy – July 8, 2011 08:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Charles! We love him in NZ, he’s been in a few major TV series here, fab actor. Awesome news! Can’t wait for next season, VW is a lucky actress is all I can say…

    Comment by Beth – July 8, 2011 08:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You get rid of B&S and keep trashy shows that teach our young people that “one-night-stands” are cool?

    Comment by sandi – July 8, 2011 08:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think it had more to do with ratings… But I could be wrong. Wait. No. I’m right.

      Comment by Tyler – July 9, 2011 05:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • On a side note, how many illegitimate abandoned children did the dead patriarch leave behind from various affairs? I call bs on your b&s diatribe.

      Comment by Tyler – July 9, 2011 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omigod. This will make me tune into DH for sure. I love, love, love Charles Mesure/Kyle Hobbes!!!

    Comment by AndyLuvr – July 8, 2011 08:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hhhmmm not sure about him bein ‘great lookin’ but he is a good actor and will play the role very well, I can’t wait I’m so excited, love DH so so much, can’t believe tom and lynette split, they were one of my fav couples.

    Comment by anna – July 8, 2011 10:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Desperate Housewives, and I think it’s great we are getting new men in it. Until Brie’s new love interest came along, I can’t say I was that impressed with any of them, so let’s see what this new guy has to offer in the role, before we rule him out altogether. Don’t forget, it’s ACTING, girls? He might be a different character altogether in this….. and often they buff them up a bit for sexier roles…. he might’ve been working out!! Give the guy a chance – we all deserve one.

    Comment by Stella – July 8, 2011 10:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I didn’t know who he was prior to this write-up, let’s give him a chance. I think DH knows what they are doing or we wouldn’t be waiting for season 8. I didn’t know they canceled B&S, i liked it in the beginning and the stopped following it.

    Comment by cantwait4season8 – July 9, 2011 12:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Charles Mesure… he was terrific on V. I can’t wait!

    Comment by Sarah – July 9, 2011 12:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • But y not some 1 younger:-D

    Comment by X – July 9, 2011 01:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • @X: Really? You’re really promoting agism? It’s not like he’s 80. Afterall, he’s a heck of a lot younger than the women whose love interest he’ll play. Obviously Marc Cherry and the studio and network executives see something in him. He’s good, forget about age! But if you’re so concerned, perhaps you can get him a walker with some tennis balls on the legs to prevent scuffing up the floor? Maybe a medi-alert bracelet? Dentures? Some BenGay or Depends? Serioiusly!

      Comment by MJ – July 9, 2011 03:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Younger?! You do realize that pretty much all the main characters are in their late 30′s & 40′s right?!! He fits in quite nicely with this age group!

      Comment by Lyndsey – July 9, 2011 10:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 30′s and 40′s, more like 40′s and 50′s or closer to it. none of those characters are in their thirties.
        he will fit in perfectly, unless they give the twins more billing and young girls, it’s mid life guys, and that is fine with me.

        Comment by linda – August 18, 2011 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • maybe X just meant give her a younger guy since she is the cougar type!

      Comment by Meshell – July 10, 2011 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • but what happened to liz after v’s cancellation never heard from her.The humored between him and elizabeth mitchell at ages.are they still keep on just curious.still love them obviously their series v

    Comment by jenevah – July 9, 2011 05:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BRING BROTHERS AND SISTERS BACK!!!!!!!

    Comment by S Rose – July 9, 2011 06:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t think he’s handsome at all and i don’t like Chuck Vance either-the new detective who’s Bree’s bf- and i think its too many characters-Bree,Tom, Lynette, Susan, Mike, Gaby, Carlos,Renee, Chuck and Ben, plus Ben is a copy of Keith. I also think he looks old to play the part,, maybe its the beard.

    Comment by Brandy – July 9, 2011 08:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ABC has made up for cancelling “V” with Charles Mesure. I’ll be happily watching him in DH.

    Comment by Betty – July 9, 2011 11:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wel, I don’t think he’s hot at all. Looks like Robt. Downey on a bad day…lol I liked Brees other boyfriend, who just seemed to disappear….The new cop bf? Ah, guess they couldn’t get Jake Gyllenhall…..now that would be a-ok by me.

    Comment by Jeffery Kitt – July 9, 2011 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why oh why did you take off Brothers and Sisters? That was the best show on your network. Every family could relate to that show. I’m so mad at ABC right now, not sure if I will watch any of your shows from now on. Let’s all boycott ABC till they bring Brothers and Sisters back on!!!!

    Comment by J Siddall – July 9, 2011 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually, my family isn’t wealthy. And I’ve never had surprise siblings pop out of the woodwork. Relatable?

      Comment by Tyler – July 9, 2011 06:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • tyler……..i like ur comment lol….down w/ bros n sisters

        Comment by christina – September 23, 2011 10:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish that they would have kept Nicolette Sheridan. Loved her character.

    Comment by sharon – July 9, 2011 04:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • why is desperate housewives not being telecast in India? missing d show:(

    Comment by shweta – July 9, 2011 07:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SHUT UP about brothers and sisters, you harpies. That show sucked and this is a story about desperate housewives. Not B&S. It was called BS for a reason.

    Comment by Danny – July 10, 2011 01:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thank you for your comment. I hate when people comment about other shows when the article has nothing to do with those shows. Do they read?

      Comment by Butters – July 10, 2011 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I was trying to figure out if I had missed Charles Mesure on B&S or something with all of the whining about that show on this article! haha! It was like, why the heck are they talking about a completely different show!?

        Comment by LeAnn – July 10, 2011 07:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great website tvline and Ausellio is excellent

    Comment by ZC Reinitz – July 11, 2011 08:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That photo does not do him justice. He’s very hot, and one of the best things about V.

    Comment by amy – July 12, 2011 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amen, sister! He’s not only “very hot,” but he’s a solid human being – very humble. Definitely one of the best things about V – that show so needed an alpha male. And that accent…aye carumba!

      Comment by mallory – July 12, 2011 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finaly Vanessa Williams is getting something good to do on DH.
    But if this is the last season of the show I wonder where she will go next.

    Comment by Jose Ruiz – July 27, 2011 07:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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