Exclusive: A 'Desperate Housewives' baddie returns!

mark-moses-housewivesImage Credit: Ron Tom/ABCDesperate Housewives is adding a new villain to Wisteria Lane. The twist? It’s an old villain!

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Mark Moses is slated to reprise his role as Mary Alice’s creepy widower, Paul, on a full-time basis next season.

The character was last seen in season 3 when Mike paid him a visit in jail, where he’s serving time for murdering poor Martha Huber. After leaving Housewives, Moses joined the cast of Mad Men as Herman “Duck” Phillips.

Earlier this year, Housewives creator Marc Cherry hinted to me that he was thinking of bringing on a new vixen to succeed Nicollette Sheridan. “We hope to add a troublemaker,” he clarified, “but I’m not so sure it’ll be a woman.” Sneaky!

Thoughts? Anxious to see what trouble Paul will stir up this time around? Sound off below!

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  • kristina


    • Mothra

      Me, too, kristina. Yawn. Cue the shark…

      • Bobby

        Mothra, THAT was funny!

    • Yve


  • corinalombardi

    Hmm interesting I suppose LoL

  • Karen B

    Was he actually jailed for “murdering” her sister, Felicia (?), who is actually still alive? She knew he killed Martha, couldn’t prove it, so she cut off her own finger to frame him for her own “murder”?

    • Michael


      • Karen B

        Bored with something that happened in season 1 or 2?

      • lee

        who cares if you are bored…tune out

    • Boop

      You’re right Karen, I think.

    • JAMES

      ya like he murdered marthe huber. than felicia came into town and she knew he was guilty so she took massive amounts of blood from her body and poured it all over the house that angie lives in now. she also cut off her fingers in order to make it seem like he did murder her and put it in his trunk of his car. she then escaped to the mountains having paul arrested and she taking the name of her dead sister which paul actually did murder, martha huber. get it?

  • Froste

    Yes. I am.
    I’m quite anxious.
    Not really.
    But it seems faily interesting news.
    I’ll watch regardless.
    Love the show.
    Always have.
    Always will.
    It just takes me away.

    • brandy


      • Josh

        for real. wtf frosty

    • PDawg

      I get what you’re saying froste

    • sparkle the gym bag

      calgon does the same

  • jacques

    if this means that felicity tillman aka harriet samson harris is coming back as well, i’m happy!

    • FH14

      Agreed. Her character was one of the most interesting ones for me.

      • Snsetblaze

        The actress herself was always good in whatever she has done.

  • Franco

    This show has lost its creative edge and Cherry keeps pulling ratings stunts. Tuck it away, it isn’t what it used to be.

    • bunker

      I’d hardly call this a ratings stunt.

  • MSR

    I agree with Jacques – if Harriet Samson Harris is reprising her role this is great news. Otherwise…. not so much.

  • BP


  • Derek

    I’d rather see more of him on Mad Men. (Despite what Duck did to Chauncey.)

    • Mary

      Yes, agreed. He’s great as Duck.

    • Johnification

      And then what he did to Peggy after that…yeeeauuuggcchhh….

      • Tigger

        What, the sex? I don’t know, he looked pretty good with his shirt off…

      • KRibbons

        I’m totally into the Duck/Peggy storyline. I hope he isn’t leaving Mad Men. :( Hes a silver fox.

  • Marie

    Paul’s the new vixen? Am I missing something? Or is he just the troublemaker?

    • Read again

      Villain, not vixen. Put your glasses back on.

      • Fizzygrrl

        Actually, it does say vixen.

  • orville

    I kind of figured when they started hinting that a previous Wisteria Lane dweller was coming back that it would be him.

  • brandy

    Bring back creepy Zach too!

    • hobokendave

      Agreed! Zach has lots of money and could really screw with them all.

      I kinda thought that the strangler could have been Zach since the first victim was Julie.

  • Lindy

    It’s a shame there’s no way to resurrect smarmy Karl, he was easy to look at.

  • Manar

    Come on guys! Does everything this show does bore you? This is great news! Harriet’s probably coming back as that’s the only way Paul could be released from jail, Felicia has to be alive.

    There you go. Something from season 1, most people’s favorite season (not mine, but it was still freaking excellent and I loved it)

    • Andy

      Agreed. If Season 7 ends up being the last one, then bringing him back, is the perfact way to bookend the series.

      • KEVIN

        season 8 is going to be the last

  • Melissa

    I’m so glad he’s back can’t wait until he returns.

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