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'Desperate Housewives' casting new Tom Scavo love interest for final season

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ABC is looking a "forty-something Kate Walsh-type actress" to join the Desperate Housewives cast as a love interest for Tom Scavo, it has been revealed.

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 TV Guide.

Jane's character will be a threat to Lynette and will have a daughter called Chloe, who is billed as "a hard-bodied yoga instructor in her early twenties".

Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry confirmed at the weekend that the upcoming eighth season will be the show's last. Huffman has since confessed that she broke down in tears when she heard the news.

The final season of Desperate Housewives premieres on September 25 on ABC.

> 'Desperate Housewives' end: Is it the right time?

Watch Felicity Huffman chat to Digital Spy about Desperate Housewives season eight below:

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