Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty alumna Vanessa Williams has been tapped for a lead role opposite Matt Walsh and JoAnna Garcia Swisher in Happy Accident, ABC’s single-camera family comedy pilot from Modern Family writers Abraham Higginbotham and Jon Pollack, 20th Century Fox TV and ABC Studios.
Written and executive produced by Higginbotham and Pollack, Happy Accident revolves around two Pittsburgh families, a father (Walsh) with three adult daughters (Swisher as Eleanor), and a hotel lounge singer (Williams) with her med student son, are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed.
Williams, who received three Emmy nominations for playing Wilhelmina Slater on ABC’s Ugly Betty, co-starred in the final two seasons of Desperate Housewives and also headlined ABC’s 666 Park Avenue and VH1’s Daytime Divas. She’s repped by UTA, Geordie E. Frey and Ziffren Brittenham.
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