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'Desperate Housewives': Susan Mayer Gets Teacher, Susan Lucci Won't Join

August 20, 2011 (4:25 am) GMT
Miguel Ferrer is cast as a contemporary artist who will school Teri Hatcher's character, while the Erica Kane of 'All My Children' is not in talks to star on the drama comedy series.

Susan Mayer is going back to school in the new season of "", and Miguel Ferrer will be her teacher. The Dr. Garret Macy depicter on "Crossing Jordan" has been booked to take a recurring role of Andre Zeller, "a renowned and temperamental contemporary artist who is teaching a course at the local college."

His character is additionally said to be very demanding of his students, including Susan who is a part-time illustrator. An insider tells TVLine, "He clashes with Susan when she goes back to art school."

While Ferrer has landed a role on the final season of the ABC show, may not join the cast ensemble as it was reported. The network has denied that creator Marc Cherry is discussing a possible role for "" star, with its representative saying there's "no truth" to this story.

"Desperate Housewives" will end its run with the upcoming eighth season which will debut on Sunday, September 25 at 9 P.M.

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