Scott Bakula may always be (to those of us of a certain age) the star of Quantum Leap, but the actor has taken on a big and important role for the swan song of TV game changer Desperate Housewives.
In the final episodes of the beloved primetime soap, Bakula will be playing the defense attorney of longtime character Bree, who is in turn played by Marcia Cross. Yes, the show’s remaining episodes have a bit of courtroom drama- which is kinda funny, considering that the show itself has been itself a staple of entertainment news due to the ongoing real-life court drama between former Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan, previously against show creator Marc Cherry and mainly against the network.
(Even more amusing is that Cherry might not have even been able to pen drama as drama-y as the multi-million dollar lawsuit brought by Sheridan against ABC for wrongful termination.) Bakula says the comparison isn’t lost on cast and crew, and that basically, everyone is a little sick of courtrooms right now:
“It’s pretty drawn out and pretty extensive… There’s enough courtroom coming up that everybody that had to shoot it and be in it were sick of it… There’s only so many ways you can shoot courtroom stuff too.”
“We got in there and did the best we could and made it as interesting as we could. And they wrote it in way that I think definitely keeps it moving. But, of course, it’s Desperate Housewives, so there’s surprises in court, there’s reveals in court and there’s gasping moments in court- all kinds of really great court stuff, as you can imagine that Desperate Housewives would end with.”
If you want to catch Scott Bakula on the final Desperate Housewives episodes, they air at 9PM, Sundays on ABC.