'Desperate' no more? Dana Delany approached for ABC pilot

dana-delany-320.jpg Dana Delany is still a regular on "Desperate Housewives," but she's also being courted for a pilot at the network.

The producers of "Body of Evidence," an ABC drama about a medical examiner with a background in neurosurgery, have approached Delany about playing the lead in the pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. No deal has been signed, and even if one is, the pilot would still take second position to her role on "Housewives."

Her "Housewives" character, Katherine Mayfair, has had a bit of a rough year after her erstwhile fiance, Mike (James Denton), left her for Susan (Teri Hatcher). That left Katherine unhinged for a good portion of the season, although things have been looking up in recent weeks as Katherine has developed a relationship with another woman (guest star Julie Benz).

Delany has been a regular on "Housewives" for the past three seasons. Prior to that, she starred in such shows as "Kidnapped," "Pasadena" and "China Beach" and voiced Lois Lane in "Superman: The Animated Series."

She'll guest-star in another ABC series, "Castle," for a two-part story airing March 21 and 22.

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