‘Desperate Housewife’ Teri Hatcher’ To Direct & Star In ABC Family’s ‘Jane By Design’

Desperate Housewife’ Teri Hatcher has signed a directing and recurring guest star role deal with ABC Family for the original series “Jane By Design.”

Hatcher who will be playing the role as a long lost mother for the four episodes which will be filmed mid May and mid June. Her first appearance will be on June 19, 2012. She will direct an upcoming episode also.

 ”Jane By Design” returns with all-new episodes on Monday, June 5th at 9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT.

“We are beyond excited to have Teri join the cast of ‘Jane By Design,’ coming off of her incredible run on ‘Desperate Housewives’ and making ABC Family the home of her directorial debut” said Kate Juergens, EVP, Original Programming and Development, ABC Family. “Teri‘s talent will bring the perfect blend of depth, comedy and emotion to the greatly anticipated role of Jane‘s long-lost mother.”

Hatcher said:

 ”I’m thrilled for the opportunity to direct. So many of the crew and cast of ‘Desperate Housewives‘ have been encouraging me to do this for a long time, from Vanessa Williams, James Denton, to the talented camera crew department and producers. Now that I have time, I’m excited to whole heartedly conquer new ventures. ‘Jane By Design’ is charming, with very funny performances. I look forward to working with new and old friends over there and helping them tell stories both in front and behind the camera.”

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