Exclusive: Desperate Housewives Books Scott Bakula to Play [Spoiler Alert]

Bree is lawyering up with Scott Bakula.

ABC’s Desperate Housewives has closed a deal with the Men of a Certain Age alum to play Bree’s conservative, high-powered, straight-arrow attorney for multiple episodes, TVLine has learned exclusively.

An ABC rep declined to comment on further storyline details, but I’m told Bakula’s character will help Bree fight an impending murder rap.

In addition to his stint on TNT’s Men, Bakula’s many TV credits also include Chuck, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Star Trek: Enterprise and, of course, Quantum Leap.

Desperate Housewives is wrapping up its eighth and final season in May.

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