'Desperate Housewives' Exclusive: Cynthia Watros cast as [spoiler alert]!

cynthia-watros-desperate-housewivesImage Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images; Florian SchneidCynthia Watros is going back to her nutcase roots. The House and Lost actress — who picked up an Emmy in 1998 for portraying psycho stalker Annie Dutton on Guiding Light — is headed to Desperate Housewives to play Bree’s (literally) crazy friend, sources confirm to me exclusively.

We’ll meet Watros’s character in Housewives‘ ninth episode when she accompanies Bree and new boytoy Keith (Brian Austin Green) on a double date. Rumor has it Watros’ escort for the evening is Keith’s pa, played by John Schneider.

Watros will juggle her one-episode Housewives stint with her current recurring role as Wilson’s ex-wife-turned-girlfriend Sam on House.


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  • Erica

    ABC loves them some crazy Cynthia Watros.

    • Larry David

      Exclusive: Cynthia Watros cast as someone who nobody cares about!
      I mean, who watches this show anymore? The ratings are dropping each week and each week is like the lowest rated episode. Desperate Housewives just became Old Housewives who no one watches anymore.

      • AK

        And yet it’s still one of the highest rated shows in primetime…

      • kgb

        Ever notice how people with two first names are almost always looney tooney? Larry David

      • cg

        So visiting a dying House wasn’t enough. Now she is going to visit a show that thinks Terri Hatcher dusting in a nighty is good TV. Are you that desparate Cynthia?

      • Bea T rayed

        seekacougar…you are a total loser

      • LORENZO

        DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES STILL IS THE HIGHEST RATED SHOW FOR ABC ON SUNDAY AND AFTER FOOTBALL ENDS IT WILL DOMINATE EVEN MORE CHECK BEFORE YOU ASSUME

      • joehandy

        BOY, you’re delusional. And why? Why does it bother you so much that there are people (quite few actually!) that love and adore this show that will be on for AT LEAST two more years? Live with it, or not…

      • lmb

        funny….people who always want to talk about how no one cares or watch a show anymore are always the ones to read whats going on in the show and post a comment. if you dont watch their should be no need to comment…that is if you really dont care about the show

    • Bob the Builder

      Maybe this is a tie-in from LOST that will finally explain why Libby went crazy????

      • jj

        Libby wasn’t really crazy though.

      • Kim

        Libby was only “not really crazy” in the sideways. We still don’t know why season 2 Libby was in the looney bin.

    • Walking Man

      Will the character’s name be Libby?

  • Luis

    Do you ever sleep, Ausiello?

  • Amber

    Damn. I was about to say we know that Sam and Wilson will break up now, until you said it was a oneshot. I’m finding Sam more tolerable this season, though, so I guess that’s fine.

    • Katie

      That’s EXACTLY what I wanted to say. I jumped to the same conclusion lol.

    • TQB

      Me too – esp. with Aus’s hint that someone is about to break up.

      • TQB

        err… someone on House is breaking up.

  • Louis Lewow

    It’s funny, but whenever I see a “Lost” actor/actress on another show, it feels they are really in a Lost Flash sideways. Daniel Dae Kim doesn’t really work for Hawaii 5-0. He’s there because he’s trying to find his wife & his other Lost island friends while fighting crime with McGarret and Dan-O.
    It will feel the same with Ms. Watros on Wysteria LAne.

    • Doris

      So why was Penny cheating on Desmond with Joe Fiennes?

      • Felix

        Especially since Desmond’s a dreamboat, while Fiennes’ Shakespeare in Love days are far behind him.

  • Luke

    I really like her as an actress, especially on Titus. Anybody still remembers that show?

    • Cashby

      love that show! i own every season! Cynthia Watros will always be Erin from Titus for me.

  • DB

    wasn’t Bree in a nuthouse in one season? it’d be cool if there’s a connection, but i doubt it.

    • Gitte

      No, that was Katherine…

      • Via

        Bree checked herself into a psychiatric hospital at the end of season two, where she met Orson. It was one of the plot that didn’t progress further after the sophomore slump.

    • cg

      The DH writers have terrible issues with actually writing :)

  • Brian

    Libzers!

    • davey

      I love me some Libby!

  • dee123

    I would love it if her name was Kimberly.

    • Gitte

      Ha Ha..
      Yes, that would be great!
      And while they’re at it: why not have her rip of her hair to reveal she wears a wig?

      • TDP

        YESS!! I’ve said for years now that my favorite moment of trash television EVER was when Kimberly pulled off her wig on Melrose Place!

  • Bob

    She was Great on Titus Shes a good actress & needs a steady bit on a show,comedy or straight she can do both & shes not hard to look at. Put her on Cougar Town & she can do both AND look good at the same time! SEE problem solved !!

  • th

    ratings may go down….but 12 million in season seven in this era is pretty awesome…shut your pie whole

  • th

    yes you larry david…who has nothing ever constructive to say…but bash stuff…yes YOU LARRY DAVID

  • Dee Jones

    I was a long time Guiding Light fan and I remember Cynthia as crazy Annie Dutton. She without a doubt deserved that Emmy that year. The coutroom scene and the wedding scene, INCREDIBLE!

    • deeannek

      Oh I miss GL! Annie was a great character. I have tried to catch anything that Cynthia Watros does and yes she was great on Titus.

    • Robbie

      Yeah, I’ve been following her career ever since! I don’t watch House but considered picking it up just for her, so I’m psyched she’ll be on a show I actually watch.

      • JC

        I’m thrilled with this news as I’ve wanted her on Desperate Housewives for years! I always thought it would make for a terrific combo. Even just an episode will do. Hopefully more will come.

    • Sara

      LOVED her on GL!

  • mike

    Wow she’s still hot.

  • Mafz

    does this means she’s out of House?

    • ….

      “Watros will juggle her one-episode Housewives stint with her current recurring role as Wilson’s ex-wife-turned-girlfriend Sam on House.”

      • Mafz

        oh god, thanks, i didn’t see that for some reason, now i feel stupid -.-

  • Dwight Supremacy

    I still think the last episode of “Guiding Light” should have been Cynthia Watros returning as Annie Dutton and blowing up all of Springfield!

    • BrenRen

      Hell yeah! That would have been the most awesome way to send that soap out to pasture! Annie Dutton’s by far one of my all-time favorite soap-psycho characters! She was so damn crazy it was a riot every time she came on screen!

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