Jeffrey Nordling and Eva Longoria Parker Jeffrey Nordling and Eva Longoria Parker

To kick off its seventh season, ABC's Desperate Housewives are strapping on their chaps for a sexy Old West themed photo and video campaign shooting this weekend. "Yippee Ki-Yay," new housewife Vanessa Williams hollered to me on the Housewives set. "It's the Good, the Bad and the Desperate — or something like that. When I heard we were wearing Western wear, I was like, 'What!?' It's their seventh year, so I guess they're thinking, 'What's left we haven't shot?'"

The concept, to be shot by famed shutterbug Matthew Rolston, is actually taken from the old Gary Cooper western, High Noon, with Vanessa's Rene Perry as the new sheriff in town — complete with guns and cowboy hats. Watch out, ladies! I hear there's reason to fear Rene, as she'll be taking up residence in the home vacated by deceased troublemaker Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan).

No word yet on whether Vanessa, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman will be required to hop on horses, although Vanessa is certainly game. "I love horses and am an avid rider," says the star.

Well, this certainly beats the Housewives Laundromat campaign from a few years back. Don't it, pilgrim?

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