Vanessa Williams' 'Housewives' Debut Boosts Ratings

Leave it to Wilhelmina Slater to bring some drama wherever she goes. Actress Vanessa L. Williams brought the same brand of bitchery we loved on "Ugly Betty" to her new role as Renee Perry on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" season premiere last night. And it worked. The ratings for last night's premiere were 15% higher than in 2009, according to MediaWeek. "This is a rare thing for a TV show in it's seventh year," an industry insider tells Here's what you had to say: Priscilla commented via Facebook: "I guess she's the vixen now that Nicolette Sheridan is gone. This role suits her, I think she did well." Stacy wrote via Facebook: "She was everything I expected Vanessa to be."



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