Teri Hatcher's keeping it in the ABC family — or more specifically ABC Family — for her first post-Desperate Housewives gig. The actress will guest-star and make her directorial debut on Jane By Design, ABC Family announced Monday.
Hatcher will recur as the long-lost mother of Jane (Erica Dasher) in a four-episode arc, which kicks off June 19. She will also helm an upcoming episode of the series.
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"I'm thrilled for the opportunity to direct. So many of the crew and cast of Desperate Housewives
' have been encouraging me to do this for a long time, from Vanessa Williams, James Denton, to the talented camera crew department and producers," Hatcher said in a statement. "Now that I have time, I'm excited to wholeheartedly conquer new ventures. Jane By Design
is charming, with very funny performances. I look forward to working with new and old friends over there and helping them tell stories both in front and behind the camera."Adds ABC Family's Kate Juergens: "We are beyond excited to have Teri join the cast of Jane By Design
, coming off of her incredible run on Desperate Housewives
and making ABC Family the home of her directorial debut. Teri's talent will bring the perfect blend of depth, comedy and emotion to the greatly anticipated role of Jane's long-lost mother."Jane By Design
follows Jane, a high school student who gets hired by a top fashion house when she gets mistaken for an adult. The series returns Tuesday, June 5 at 9/8c.