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The 'dark' 'Housewives' It was wall-to-wall celebs at ABC's post-press tour party Thursday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, with stars of new shows such as Dylan McDermott Dylan McDermott (born Mark Anthony McDermott on 26 October 1961) is an American actor, known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the former TV legal drama The Practice. ("Big Shots"), Amy Brenneman Amy Frederica Brenneman (born June 22, 1964) is a Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated American actress, perhaps best known for her roles in the television series NYPD Blue and Judging Amy. and Taye Diggs ("Private Practice") and Christina Applegate Christina Applegate (born November 25, 1971) is an American Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actress, particularly well-known for playing the very attractive, promiscuous, dim-witted Kelly Bundy on the Fox television network sitcom Married… with Children. ("Samantha Who?") mixing with cast members from established hits "Ugly Betty Ugly Betty is an Emmy-winning American television comedy-drama series starring America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Rebecca Romijn and Vanessa Williams. The series premiered on September 28, 2006, on ABC in the United States and on Citytv in Canada. ," "Brothers & Sisters" and "Desperate Housewives Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios - The Walt Disney Company's main television studio - and Cherry Productions. ."
"Housewives" head honcho Honcho
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See also: CEO, CFO, COO, Insider, Leprechaun Leader Marc Cherry Marc Cherry (born March 23, 1962) is an American writer and producer. He is best known for being the creator of the show Desperate Housewives. Career
Early career initially held court in a corner of the room with new cast members Dana Delany and Nathan Fillion Nathan Fillion (born March 27, 1971) is a Canadian actor, best known for his lead role in the television series Firefly. Biography
Fillion was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Cookie and Bob Fillion, both of whom are retired English , then was joined by late arrival Teri Hatcher Teri Lynn Hatcher (born December 8, 1964) is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress and author. She gained attention for her role as Lois Lane in the television series co-starring with Dean Cain. , who sang her bosses' praises.
"I've literally worked 12 days in a row, 14 hours a day. I just finished filming, and I had to come over here because I can't tell you how excited I am about this season. ... Dana Delany is so great. She's got the drama and the comedy and the edge. She is just brilliant."
Also present from "Housewives" were James Denton, Shawn Pyfrom, Kyle MacLachlan and Andrea Bowen. Cherry revealed that he has plans for some "dark things" for Denton's character, (Mike), who finally married Hatcher's Susan in the season finale. Cherry hadn't told Denton yet, since in a chat just moments earlier, the actor lamented that his character "goes from being a kind of mysterious, interesting single guy to the father of a teenager overnight. That's not all that sexy to most people. But it was time. These two had to go ahead and put up or shut up or people were going to stop caring."
Feeling sorry for Lohan
"Brothers & Sisters" star Matthew Rhys is glad to be back in his role as Kevin Walker after spending part of his summer filming "The Edge of Love," a movie that originally had him cast opposite Lindsay Lohan. But the troubled actress dropped out before filming began.
"The poor girl is really in an extremely difficult phase in her life and you just hope that there's a quick resolve to it all."
Taking a 'Big Shot'
Michael Vartan, one of the four leads in the male buddy comedy "Big Shots," says he wasn't looking to jump into another series so soon after "Alias," until he saw the script and thought, "This is good."
The actor says he would have been content making movies for a while because he likes the travel and living in a hotel and the fact that if it's a terrible experience, "it's over in two months. But I do like the consistency of working in television because it's a steady job and also a steady paycheck. It's easier to have a life as a TV actor." And another reason for taking the role? It's not "Alias."
"It's light and it's fun, as opposed to 'Alias,' where we were shooting 16hours a day and running down hallways in San Pedro at 5 a.m. I think this will be a little easier."
(1 -- color) Dylan McDermott
(2 -- color) Christina Applegate
(3 -- color) Matthew Rhys
(4 -- color) Michael Vartan