James Denton

James Denton is proving there's life after death on Wisteria Lane. Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has invited James, along with a handful of other actors who took their deaths gracefully (ahem), to appear in the May 13 series ender.

"I'm pretty stoked," says the former Mike Delfino. "A lot of great actors will be on that street — Steven Culp [Rex], Roger Bart [George], Richard Burgi [Karl], among others. If you gotta be dead, that's pretty good company." Add Lupe Ontiveros (Mama Solis) to the list, plus at least one more victim who will die in the finale, Marc says.

James will also keep company with another set of ladies on TV Land's Hot in Cleveland May 16 as a truck-driving love interest for Jane Leeves' Joy. "I took the job to work with Jane," he says. "She was on Housewives very briefly as Tom and Lynette's marriage counselor. I'm pushing for a kiss!"

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