Steven Culp returning to Desperate Housewives

Actor Steven Culp is returning to ABC drama Desperate Housewives.

TV Guide Magazine report that Culp, an original cast member on the ABC drama, will return in a forthcoming episode. The actor played Rex Van De Kamp, husband of Bree (Marcia Cross) in the first series but was killed off.

The actor has returned to Desperate Housewives since his departure for flashbacks – his return this time around will be under similar circumstances.

TV Guide Magazine also reports that Lupe Ontiveros will also returning to reprise her role of Carlos’ mother Junita – presumably also in a flashback as the character was also killed off. Junita died when she was knocked down by Bree’s son Andrew (Shawn Pyfrom) who is also returning to Desperate Housewives it was recently revealed.

Other actors returning before the show ends are; Dana Delany reprising her role of Kathryn Mayfair, Andrea Bowen reprising her role of Susan Mayer’s (Teri Hatcher) daughter Julie and Kyle MacLachlan as Orson Hodge; the second husband of Bree.