Desperate Housewives stars delight fans by reuniting for Christmas movie

By Brendan McFadden

Desperate Housewives fans are on cloud nine after it was announced stars of the show Teri Hatcher and James Denton are teaming up to appear in an upcoming Hallmark Channel Christmas movie A Kiss Before Christmas.

James, 58, will play real estate development executive Ethan, who shares two teenage kids with his wife, Joyce, who is played by Teri.

On Desperate Housewives , James played Mike Delfino, the love interest of Susan Mayer, who was portrayed by Teri, for eight seasons between 2004 and 2012.

Their appearance on the festive show will be the first time the Desperate Housewives stars have been reunited on-screen since the show ended in 2012.

Teri, 56, told of her excitement about working with her former on-screen love interest in an Instagram clip.

Teri Hatcher and James Denton are teaming up to appear in an upcoming Hallmark Channel Christmas movie 'A Kiss Before Christmas' (Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)

She said in the clip, in which she is seen alongside James: “I am working again. Do you want to know why it is even more exciting?."

The camera then panned to the left to reveal James.

He then grins as he announced “We’re back!."

Teri then said before ending the clip: “It’s a thing. It’s a thing. Stay tuned!”

She wrote in the caption to her post: " Reunited and it feels so good."

On Desperate Housewives, Denton played Mike Delfino, the love interest of Susan Mayer, who is portrayed by Hatcher, for eight seasons between 2004-12 (Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)
James and Teri at the Band From TV's 2nd Annual Block Party at Universal Studios, California in 2012 (FilmMagic)

Desperate Housewives fans rushed to Twitter to tell of their excitement about the news.

One said: "Wow I can't believe this is Mike. You guys were the best lots of love. Still watch desperate housewives to this day"

Another wrote: "Yay Susan and Mike back together!"

A third added: "My heart skipped a beat! Can’t wait to see it."

Teri announced the pair were reuniting on Instagram in a clip in which she appeared alongside Denton (Instagram/ @officialterihatcher)

In the new festive show Ethan wonders if his "nice guy" approach to life has hindered his career after being passed over for a work promotion on Christmas Eve.

He also starts to wonder what his alternate life would be like.

As a result of some Christmas magic when Ethan awakes the next morning, Joyce and the kids are gone — and he's now the CEO of his company.

He quickly wants his old life back but to achieve this he has got to convince Joyce they're meant for each other.

Denton, who also serves as the movie's executive producer, said in a press release: "From the very beginning I wanted the first Hallmark Christmas movie I produced to be unique. I had no idea that we’d be lucky enough to get Teri. We’ve always wanted to work together again, and we found the perfect vehicle for what I think is the first ‘Desperate Housewives’ reunion,".

"And since we’re on Hallmark, I don’t have to worry about getting shot at the end."

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