Exclusive: Desperate Housewives Casts Handyman Keith’s Sexy Ex

Having thus far weathered their age difference, a nubile roommate and his meddling parents, the romance between Desperate Housewives’ Bree and Keith (played by Marcia Cross and Brian Austin Green) next will be tested by the arrival of the handyman’s ex-girlfriend.

Playing the role of this pretty, potential interloper will be two-time ABC drama alumna Rochelle Aytes. Aytes starred on The Forgotten last TV season, and this fall has been recurring on Detroit 1-8-7 as Alice Williams, a lawyer in the Wayne County prosecutor’s office.

Keith’s former girlfriend initially hits Fairview not looking to make any trouble — or at least not too much of it. But as Bree prods into the young woman’s reason for tracking down the man she ran out on years ago, she very well may get more than she bargained for!

Desperate Housewives aired its winter finale this past Sunday, and will return with new episodes on January 2. Aytes, who is booked for at least three episodes, first appears in this season’s 13th episode, set to air in late January.

This story originally appeared on Movieline.com.