An original cast member of ABC’s yet-to-be-renewed Desperate Housewives (where she narrates as the late Mary Alice Young), Strong has landed the role of Bobby Ewing’s new wife, Ann, TVLine has learned.
During the original Dallas series’ run, Bobby (played by Patrick Duffy) went through two wives — Pam (twice!), and later April Stevens (though that union got snuffed on the honeymoon when the bride got, well, snuffed).
J.R.’s younger brother also had relationships here and there with Jenna Wade and, to an extent, Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray).
Duffy, Gray and Larry Hagman (J.R.) are all set to reprise their roles on TNT’s continuation of the Ewing saga, which also stars two other Housewives alums — Jesse Metcalfe (as Bobby and Pam’s son, Chris) and Josh Henderson (as J.R.’s son John Ross) — and Jordana Brewster (as a ranch cook’s daughter caught in a triangle with the aforementioned lads).