Following the break-up of Tom (Doug Savant) and Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman) at the end of the seventh season, producers are now casting a character called Jane to play Tom's new girlfriend.Executive producer Bob Daily confirmed that both Tom and Lynette will be dating new people when the eighth and final season kicks off, reports creator Marc Cherry confirmed at the weekend that the upcoming eighth season will be the show's last.She made her entrance as a not-glamorous, tired and overwhelmed mother, but eight years on they have promised me that she will get her groove back and maybe she’ll make her exit in a dress and heels. I don’t have any input except to say to wardrobe, ‘Isn’t it time for me to throw away the big slacks and sandals?’ As Tom and Lynette are now separated the big question in series eight is, ‘Will they or won’t they get back together?
I would love to have a third but my husband says, ‘No, we are just getting to the place where you can say, “Put on your shoes and get in the car,” and they actually put on their shoes and get in the car.’ I do the worst thing – I don’t say no and then they go on and on about whatever it is they want and finally I break.When their two-year-old was locked in the bathroom at ten o’clock at night, Bill went round with his tool box and rescued him. The other day he came home from the set of Shameless and told me that the actress who plays his estranged wife, Chloe Webb, with whom he has been doing these wild sex scenes, had told him that she loved acting with him because he was ‘such a man and usually I am acting with boys’. but when I see him – and boy has he had some scenes in Shameless – I do that thing that women do, I will quiz him afterwards: ‘What was she like? ’ So I have compromised and said OK, but they have to go to college first.They are interested in acting – along with lion-taming….It has been the most amazing job ever, and I do wish it could go on, but all good things come to an end. The country music that my daughters love — Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift — because of the romance and the stories of the songs.I have to say, if you listen to country long enough, you start to want a boyfriend really badly, even if you are happily married! Right now I am wearing a gold chain that Eva Longoria gave me with the initials of my girls on it — Eva is very generous — and a Celtic cross from my late mother, which was blessed by the Pope. When people ask me what the key to a happy marriage is, I say, ‘Marry Bill Macy.’ But as much as we like to think that falling in love is fate, it’s 90 per cent proximity. I don’t think there is a right or a wrong way to do anything, let alone marriage. If you have a hole in your life and you try to fill it with a husband and by being a perfect wife, I don’t think it’s going to work. I think in the US it’s something like a 50 per cent failure rate for first marriages and about 76 per cent for second marriages.I am a normal weight – and I feel huge, like, ‘Let’s play field hockey.’ It sounds like I am being self-deprecating but I am just giving you the truth.I have gone through my life, like a lot of women, rating my experiences on the basis of, ‘Was I thin at that time or fat? In her 70s and 80s my mother was still saying, ‘I’ve got to lose weight.’ I would do anything to save my daughters from that pain.In London with her husband, actor William H Macy, 61 (currently starring in the US version of Shameless), and their two daughters, Sofia, 11, and Georgia, nine, she talks about the demise of her on-screen relationship, her real-life marriage, and her Desperate Housewives ‘community’ – friends Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross.When we started I was still nursing my younger daughter, so when it came to dressing Lynette it was just her husband’s jeans, button-up tops and Birkenstocks.There are a lot of people out there who are disasters and you think, ‘Why did you do that? Like cola and crisps, it’s addictive – you can’t have just one face-lift.Marcia is a world-class beauty, the whole world is in love with Eva and Teri looks amazing – and I have always been very happy for them to be the cover girls.