Desperate Housewives' Teri Hatcher Joins ABC Family's Jane By Design as [Spoiler]

Teri Hatcher has sewn up her first post-Desperate Housewives gig, signing on to recur on ABC Family’s Jane By Design as the estranged mother of Erica Dasher’s title character.

Hatcher’s deal also calls for her to direct an episode of the freshman dramedy, which returns with all-new episodes on Monday, June 5.

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“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to direct,” the actress said in a statement. “So many of the crew and cast of Desperate Housewives have been encouraging me to do this for a long time, from Vanessa Williams, James Denton, to the talented camera crew department and producers. Now that I have time, I’m excited to whole heartedly conquer new ventures.”

Hatcher’s four-episode arc kicks off on June 15.

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20 Comments
  1. Cassie says:

    I so badly want to like her again. Maybe this will work.

  2. gio88 says:

    it’s me or is a step behind , from Desperate to an small show like Jane By Design?

    • dude says:

      It’s definitely a step down. I feel like she could have gotten a stronger role in a pilot or an established show. Going from DH to ABC Family is definitely a step down.

    • Michael says:

      Jane By Design is significantly better than Desperate Housewives(in my opinion), so seeing it as a “step down” might be a matter of perspective.

      • Sloan says:

        Thank you, Michael! I actually enjoy Jane By Design. Desperate Housewives is not nearly as good as it once was. I think that this is a good move for Teri Hatcher. It’s too soon to commit to a whole new show.

  3. ggny says:

    hell of a good get for Jane by Design

  4. Jared says:

    Someone at ABC FAMILY must really be invested in making this show work..last time I checked..the ratings were horrible..

    • ABC Family dosent get high ratings the only shows that even reach two million are Pretty Little Liars & Secret Life. switch at birth only made 2 million it’s first half but when it came back it was in the 1 million just like Jane By Design,Lying Games, & Make it or break it.

      • Sloan says:

        Secret Life needs to be cancelled. It’s overstayed its welcome. Jane By Design, The Lying Game and Switched At Birth are all great shows.

    • ggny says:

      you crazy? its a abc family show. the ratings are great for a abc family show

  5. I dont see this as a set back for Teri, she was too late for any pilots,so she found this little gig,soon she will get another big role, but dont most of ya think that she want to take a break from doing a lead role she was doing that for 8 years,i think she might just want a break from being th star of the show.

  6. Michael says:

    Sweet I want to see her on NCIS and CM next

  7. Alex says:

    I thought both of Jane’s parents died? Or maybe I’m imagining that…saw the pilot so long ago.

  8. Brandy says:

    Her dad died, but her mom abonded her &ben a long time ago.

  9. Martin says:

    JUNE 15??, on a friday….

    • Paige says:

      He probably ment the 12th… or the 19th…? Either way I’m curious why Jane’s Mom is suddenly back in town.

  10. Mick says:

    I wonder if we will meet Donovan Decker, the person, this season.

  11. TheLonelyPlace says:

    Good for Teri and the show!
    Both need a refreshing boost.

  12. HealthyLife says:

    They keep referring to “Donovan” as “Donovan” not “he” or “she” I wonder if Donovan is Teri Hatcher!

  13. zakspeak says:

    Good for her! She’ll get to try something new while she gets to play a new character.