Lois Smith

Sookie’s grandmother is heading to Wisteria Lane. TV Guide reports that character actress Lois Smith (True Blood’s Granny Adele) will play Tom’s (Doug Savant) mother Allison on DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES in at least two episodes.

Allison will move into the Scavo home to help Tom with his unusual case of male postpartum depression and will clash with Lynette (Felicity Huffman). Executive producer Marc Cherry described Allison as “a very traditional homemaker whose idea of what women should be to their husbands really smacks right against Lynette’s more modern views of womanhood.”

Smith, 79, is a veteran of film, stage, and television with a career spanning five decades. Her first appearance on Desperate Housewives will be in the fifth episode.

The seventh season of Desperate Housewives premieres on ABC Sunday, September 26 at 9pm/8 central. You can find all the fall premiere dates and times here.