Kyle MacLachlan Leaving DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan is on his way out of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES according to Michael Ausiello. Kyle MacLachlan will depart from the hit ABC series after playing the role of Orson Hodge for four years.

Kyle MacLachlan’s departure was set up during the season 6 finale, in which Orson abruptly moved out of the house after a disagreement with Bree. However, he is likely to return next season to appear in a handful of episodes in order to give the Orson/Bree story full closure. This doesn’t come as too big of a surprise especially since Orson wasn’t really since much in the past two seasons.

This brings the total of departures from Desperate Housewives to three main characters. In addition to Kyle MacLachlan, Drea de Matteo and Dana Delany have also left the show. However, Mark Moses who plays Paul Young has returned and it was announced recently that Vanessa Williams would be joining the cast.