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.

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  1. A says:

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

    • sarah says:

      sorry but he is so not fit in any way my cat is better looking

      • taxiOUTTAHERE!! says:

        now that you’ve completely insulted PETA…lets moVe on…

      • mallory says:

        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.”

    • taxiOUTTAHERE!! says:

      Vanessa Williams and Charles Mesure as Ben will make a sensual couple and this a hot story line…can’t wait!

  2. Gerald says:

    Good! It seems that they will finally give VW something to do this season.

    • Joanne says:

      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.

  3. gordon says:

    bring back brother’s and sister’s and detroit 187 back to the airwaves

  4. Cynthia tustin says:

    Please Please Please Bring back Brothers and Sisters Please Please Please

    • joan says:

      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/////////////////////

  5. YamSham says:

    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.

  6. Mmmmmm…I can’t wait to see eight season,I love this guy. He’s a hunk…..

  7. Cindy says:

    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.

  8. ann walton says:

    omg brothers and sisters was fantastic, wish it was back on!! xxx

  9. scorpo says:

    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.

    • Mo says:

      @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!

    • christina says:

      i totally agree w/ u….they should bring in mcsteamy from greys anatomy..hes hottt!!!

  10. Joan Armstrong says:

    Bring back Brothers & Sisters. Why do they always cancel the good family shows.

  11. Jonboy says:

    We want v on TNT

  12. Barbara says:

    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!!!

  13. mandy says:


  14. Beth says:

    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…

  15. sandi says:

    You get rid of B&S and keep trashy shows that teach our young people that “one-night-stands” are cool?

    • Tyler says:

      I think it had more to do with ratings… But I could be wrong. Wait. No. I’m right.

    • Tyler says:

      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.

  16. AndyLuvr says:

    Omigod. This will make me tune into DH for sure. I love, love, love Charles Mesure/Kyle Hobbes!!!

  17. anna says:

    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.

  18. Stella says:

    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.

  19. cantwait4season8 says:

    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.

  20. Sarah says:

    I love Charles Mesure… he was terrific on V. I can’t wait!

  21. X says:

    But y not some 1 younger:-D

    • MJ says:

      @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!

    • Lyndsey says:

      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!

      • linda says:

        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.

    • Meshell says:

      maybe X just meant give her a younger guy since she is the cougar type!

  22. jenevah says:

    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

  23. S Rose says:


  24. Brandy says:

    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.

  25. Betty says:

    ABC has made up for cancelling “V” with Charles Mesure. I’ll be happily watching him in DH.

  26. Jeffery Kitt says:

    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.

  27. J Siddall says:

    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!!!!

  28. sharon says:

    I wish that they would have kept Nicolette Sheridan. Loved her character.

  29. shweta says:

    why is desperate housewives not being telecast in India? missing d show:(

  30. Danny says:

    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.

    • Butters says:

      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?

      • LeAnn says:

        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!?

  31. ZC Reinitz says:

    Great website tvline and Ausellio is excellent

  32. amy says:

    That photo does not do him justice. He’s very hot, and one of the best things about V.

    • mallory says:

      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!

  33. Jose Ruiz says:

    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.