Desperate Housewives , which begins its third season on Sunday, has announced the casting of Oscar-nominated songwriter-actress Kathleen York as Monique, a beautiful redheaded mystery woman, and Matt Roth (husband of new recurring Housewives player Laurie Metcalf) as Art, the buyer of Paul Young's home who is befriended by Lynette after he plays hero in a bank robbery. Which sitcom vet almost nabbed Roth's role? Check out Ask Ausiello for that and other scoops on Housewives' new season.