Dana Delany Does 'Desperate'

Three years after first being approached to do "Desperate Housewives," Dana Delany may finally be moving to Wisteria Lane.

Delany is talking with ABC about joining the show as a regular in the coming season, as are "Drive" and "Firefly" star Nathan Fillion and Lyndsy Fonseca ("How I Met Your Mother"), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

If the deal goes through, it will be something of a full-circle journey for Delany, who starred on NBC's "Kidnapped" last season. She reportedly turned down the chance to play Bree Van De Kamp -- the role that eventually went to Marcia Cross -- in the show's pilot.

She and Fillion would play a woman and her younger husband who move to Wisteria Lane with her daughter (Fonseca).

Delany won two Emmys for her role on ABC's "China Beach." Her credits also include "Pasadena" and "Presidio Med," along with guest appearances on "Battlestar Galactica," "The L Word" and "Law & Order: SVU."

Fillion has legions of browncoat fans from his time on "Firefly" and its follow-up movie "Serenity." He starred in FOX's short-lived "Drive" this past season and is currently co-starring in the feature film "Waitress" with Keri Russell.

If her "Housewives" deal comes to fruition, next season will be a busy one for Fonseca, who plays Future Ted's daughter on "How I Met Your Mother." She's also signed to a recurring part on NBC's "Heroes," where she'll play a cheerleader who befriends Claire (Hayden Panettiere) after Claire starts a new life in California.