‘Desperate Housewives’ Star Marcia Cross Returning to TV in ‘Law & Order: SVU’
Welcome back, Marcia Cross!
The 52-year-old actress is returning to TV for an episode of Law & Order: SVU, ‘E! News’ reports. This will mark her first small screen appearance since she wrapped Desperate Housewives in 2012.
In the episode, Marcia will reportedly star as the sixth wife of celebrated novelist Walter Briggs, who will be played by Robert Vaughn. The new show is set to air on Feb. 25.
Marcia (left) and Robert (right). (Photo Credits: Getty)
“We are lucky to have Robert Vaughn as a proud lion in late winter, and Marcia Cross as his sixth and most beautiful wife,” executive producer Warren Leight said in a statement. “They make a terrific SVU couple… with all that entails.”
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The episode’s plot line allegedly follows a legal battle between Marcia’s character, Christine Briggs, and her adult stepdaughters as Christine is accused of sexually abusing Walter. It is reportedly the ‘SVU’ writers’ twist on the late Casey Kasem’s family feud.
Marcia as Bree on ‘Desperate Housewives.’
Marcia previously starred as Bree Van de Kamp on ABC’s ‘Desperate Housewives’ from 2004 – 2012. The mom-of-two is also well known for her role as Dr. Kimberly Shaw on the Fox soap opera ‘Melrose Place’ and for appearing as a recurring character on the show ‘Everwood.’
‘Law & Order: SVU’ airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
‘E! News‘ first broke this story.