Polly Bergen Cast As Lynnette's Mom on ABC's "Desperate Housewives"
May sweeps are just around the corner and that means stunt casting in TV land. Polly Bergen who played Gina Davis' Madame President's mom on ABC's "Commander In Chief" last season is coming to "Desperate Housewives" as a very, very different kind of mom.
According to TV Guide, Bergen who makes her first appearance in the May 20 season finale episode, will come to "help Lynette deal with a life-threatening health crisis" (so perhaps Susan isn't the one who gets cancer after all).
According to the actress "She shows up smoking and drinking; it should be a really fun character."
Meanwhile, as previously announced, M*A*S*H veteran Mike Farrell has been tapped to play Victor's billionaire dad (and Gaby's soon-to-be father-in-law).
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