‘Housewives’ woo scribes

Daily gets 'Desperate'

As it preps for its third season, “Desperate Housewives” is adding new scribes to its mix.

“Frasier” vet Bob Daily, most recently on CBS’ “Out of Practice,” has already sealed a deal to join the series as a co-exec producer.

“Out of Practice” co-creator Joe Keenan and former “Will & Grace” showrunner Jeff Greenstein are in talks to join the Touchstone TV-produced sudser.

Changes come in the wake of exec producer/co-showrunner Tom Spezialy’s departure from “DH” earlier this month.

Daily is on board to work full-time as co-exec producer. Keenan has been talking to Touchstone about coming aboard as co-exec producer, with a deal that could up him to exec producer later in the season. Exact nature of Greenstein’s role on “DH” is still up in the air as the scribe is said to desire enough time to actively develop projects next season.

Daily comes to Touchstone-produced “DH” after spending most of his career on the Paramount lot. He was on “Frasier” from 1998 until the show’s end in 2004; he then shifted to “Out of Practice,” where he was co-exec producer. Par inked Daily to a multiyear overall deal in 2003.

Keenan spent the better part of a decade working on “Frasier,” leaving the show for a few years to develop his own shows but returning to serve as exec producer on the skein’s final seasons. He and Christopher Lloyd created “Out of Practice” together. Despite good reviews and solid ratings, CBS opted not to order the show for fall.

Greenstein already has an overall deal with Touchstone, though he most recently served as co-showrunner of the 20th-produced ABC laffer “Jake in Progress.” He’d previously spent seven years working on “Will & Grace,” rising from consulting producer to exec producer-showrunner. Before “Will,” Greenstein was one of the original scribes on “Friends,” penning an early Thanksgiving episode.

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