Polly Bergen Joins Housewives


Veteran actress Polly Bergen is joining “Desperate Housewives” next season in a recurring role as Lynette’s (Felicity Huffman) mom.

The character will be introduced during the Season 3 finale of the ABC comedy-drama on May 20.

Bergen, who won an Emmy in 1958 for an episode of “Playhouse 90,” played Geena Davis’ mother in ABC’s short-lived 2005 drama “Commander in Chief.”