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Desperate Housewives' First Gay Couple

Desperate Housewives' First Gay Couple

One Life to Live actor Tuc Watkins and ex-Judging Amy star Kevin Rahm have been cast as Desperate Housewives first gay couple!

According to TVGuide, “Watkins will play Bob, described as a country mouse who leaves the big city for greener (and quieter) pastures. Rahm is his bitchy partner, Lee. Both roles are of the recurring variety. The characters’ names are a tribute to ABC News’ Bob Woodruff and his wife Lee, whom series creator Marc Cherry befriended last spring.”

The Desperate Housewives season premiere airs Sunday, Sept. 30@ 9PM ET/PT on ABC.

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  • bite me

    the storyline is probably going to be g-rated

  • marcia

    They probably running out of better stories…

  • TR

    Tuc is gay in real life so not much of stretch

  • brooklyn

    I’m sorry, but gay couples on tv is hardly ground-breaking. Jesus Christ, anyone ever hear of a show called “Will & Grace”? Must be a slow newsday.

  • Kimmie

    We’ll, I think that is is a normal thing these days, I mean who really cares anymore. I think that the show SUCKS anyways so I could really careless eirther way but, I mean they are by far the first show to have this.

  • Tatiana

    I think Andrew and Justin were the first gay couple on the show.
    And a bitchy gay partner; how original… not.

  • Michele

    I LOVE TUC WATKINS!!!! This just MIGHT make me tune in next season.

  • ??

    The gay couple should get their own show.I hate desperate housewives.

  • Sim

    hey, what happend with the idea of Beckham and Robbi Williams as the gay TV couple??

  • Tuc is hot

    Is Tuc Watkins out? I was just about ti give up on Desperate Housewives but now I will be sure to watch. I bet it won’t be that G-rated.

  • HEY!!!!!!

    Way to go!!!

  • Nanea

    The David Beckham/Robbie Williams rumor sounded a lot more enticing.
    These two? Not so much! Yawn! Who cares?

  • Joi

    Tuc is a complete hottie – and is/was hilarious on OLTL. He’s a great actor and too sexy for his own good.

    I’m going to have to start watching DH now. I can’t wait for this storyline…oughta be sweet.

  • Diana

    I like Kevin, but sadly I dont watch DH!

  • http://JustJared Donna

    I think it’s great to have two gay guys. It’s normal now to have that
    How about two lesbians on Wisteria Lane ?

  • Scarlett

    This is nothing new! I think DH is running out of storylines. I do like the show, and I think it is funny. Boring as far as I am concerned. Marc Cherry has already flirted with this storyline many times so far.

  • Lillianne

    Maybe Beckham will somehow to a gay guest role. I would love to see him in anything. Preferably my bedroom. (Sorry VB)

  • Maggie

    Tuc Watkins is hysterical. He likes to ad-lib alot. And he has a great bod.

  • xx

    I love Tuc (didn’t know that was his name though) on OLTL—he’s hysterical and charming and despicable and you can’t help but love him.
    I don’t particularly follow or like DH anymore but I just might tune in to see Tuc in a different role. Hope he finds the following he deserves.



  • Nicole

    thats awesome!! that might just bring Desperate Housewives back to being the top show and Might make me start watching again..because I gave up on the show in the middle of last season becuz of the stupidity.

  • tom

    Some of you people suck! DH is still a damn good show! LOL

  • Eathan

    How are they the first gay couple, weren’t Andrew and Justin the first?

  • Eathan

    Plus, they’re not hot, couldn’t they cast someone hotter and younger. Jesse Metcalfe should have had a gay role.

  • gini

    it is not the first gay couple on tv!

  • Elenia

    i’d rather say no

  • April

    I have watched every show. It is pitiful that the gay agenda has to leak into everything. I for one will no longer watch the show if that is were it is headed.

  • Taschle

    Gay agenda leak? God that’s so old and stupid.

    Finally I have a reason to watch Desperate Housewives!

  • Jordy

    Whatever… where is the Andrew story line? HE needs to have a fulltime, every episode boyfriend. Bring back Andrew and Justin…

  • Mike

    Gay agenda??? The creator Marc Cherry is a gay Republican!

  • EH

    Well to tell you the truth,

    They’re both ugly!

    They need hotter guys. =D I mean after all, it is Wisteria Lane =D.

    Dante’s Cove guys would’ve been hotter.

  • D Bailey

    I can’t watch DH anymore – I’ve tolerated all the other imoral stuff because I like the cast and think they are funny but is there absolutely nothing for moral people to watch? Why do gay people have to be accepted in everything. They will be welcomed enough in hell.

  • tiffaney


    oh yes. the adultery, the suicide, the out of wedlock forication which leads to NOT a marriage, the hitman hiring, people bearing false witness left and right, using God’s name in vain, children that disrespect their mothers and fathers…

    You can tolerate all this…but not the gays.

    you’re one of those christians we normal people would like to take a chainsaw and shove it through your stomach. You are NOT my brother/sister in Christ, who loves everybody regardless of who they are.

    NOW fuck off you imbecile and go with your immoral ways.