desperate housewives return 'Desperate Housewives': Dana Delany, Kyle MacLachlan and Andrea Bowen returning to Wisteria LaneA few familiar faces will return to “Desperate Housewives” before it bows out at the end of the season.

Dana Delany, Kyle MacLachlan and Andrea Bowen are all set to reprise their roles on the ABC series in 2012, TVLine reports. Just how Katherine Mayfair, Orson Hodge and Julie Mayer will be brought back into the story remains to be seen, however.

Delany left the show late in Season 6 to star on “Body of Proof,” which is now in its second season on ABC. She told Zap2it over the summer that she would “love” to return to “Desperate Housewives” if asked: I’d like Katherine to come back to visit, and I’d like her to come back as a happy lesbian,” she said then.

MacLachlan was also last a regular cast member in Season 6, although he made a couple of appearances as Orson last season. He also guested on “How I Met Your Mother” last season and plays the mayor in IFC’s “Portlandia.” Bowen’s Julie left for college at the end of Season 4 but has appeared on the show on and off since then, most recently in January 2011.

Posted by:Rick Porter