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Drea de Matteo Quits 'Desperate Housewives'

March 5, 2010 (4:10 am) GMT
'Desperate Housewives' producers have confirmed that the depicter of Angie Vitale will no longer return to the series because 'she has a baby and is eager to get back to her life in New York'.
Drea de Matteo

Producers of hit TV drama "" have confirmed actress will not be returning to the series - but deny reports she was fired due to falling ratings. The former "Sopranos" star joined , , and on the program as the matriarch of an Italian family who moves to Wisteria Lane.

Reports surfaced in November 2009 suggesting De Matteo had been fired after just five episodes following poor TV ratings. But producers insist they've merely granted her request to quit the show to spend more time with her fiance, singer Shooter Jennings, and their two-year-old baby girl, Alabama.

Executive producer Marc Cherry tells Entertainment Weekly, "Part of the deal when (we) hired Drea was she was only interested in doing one season. She has a baby and is eager to get back to her life in New York." De Matteo's last episode is scheduled to air in May.

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