'Desperate Housewives' Star Returns to TV Deadline
One of the former "Desperate Housewives" of the long-running ABC series has lined up her return to television. Deadline.com reports that Marcia Cross, who played Bree Van de Kamp for eight seasons on "Housewives," will take on a role in Fox’s comedy pilot “Fatrick.”
The project is written by “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt. 23” creator and exec producer Nahnatchka Khan and co-executive producer Corey Nickerson and will be directed by Oscar-winning writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.
The project is about Patrick, a grown man who is a former fat kid. He realizes he has to deal with his past as “Fatrick,” and the show flashes between the present and his school years. Cross will play his mother, Arlene, who will appear in the present and in the flashbacks.
“A fit, energetic nutritionist, she is rigid and intense when it comes to her family’s eating habits,” the story says of her character.
The report adds: “This marks the biggest half-hour commitment for Cross, who had largely done drama series before her turn in the comedic one-hour ‘Desperate Housewives.’ She took a break after the end of the ABC series to spend time with her twin girls, born while Cross was on the show, and is now making her return to TV.”
Cross is also known for playing Dr. Kimberly Shaw on Fox's "Melrose Place" in the 1990s.