Teri Hatcher, Gale Harold Teri Hatcher, Gale Harold

Gale Harold will be returning to Desperate Housewives in May, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Harold's Jackson Braddock will resurface in the May 3 episode, and sources are describing his stay on Wisteria Lane as lasting through the end of the season. The housepainter and love interest to Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher) has already appeared in 11 episodes. His run as Jackson was cut unexpectedly short when the actor had a serious motorcycle accident in October.

Though initial reports downplayed the extent of Harold's injuries, they were worrying enough that DH's writers completely excised him from Susan's story arc for the season.

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