Teri Hatcher's unlucky-in-love Desperate Housewives character is set to get another chance at romance - with a doctor.

Hatcher's SUSAN MAYER has an ex-husband and a tumultuous relationship with James Denton's plumber character Mike Delfino in her past, but series creator MARC CHERRY promises that the popular character will get another chance at romance.

Hunky actor Jay Harrington is set to join the cast of the hit show early next year (06), as Hatcher's love interest DR RON.