'Desperate Housewives' first look: Vanessa Williams takes the reins

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We knew that Vanessa Williams would create a stir on Wisteria when we were the first to report she was in talks to join "Desperate Housewives" fresh off her stint as Wilhelmina on "Ugly Betty."

But, we could have never predicted she would create a changing of the guard. In the new promo photo for Season 7 released by ABC and first posted by EW, Williams is front and center and looking smokin' hot. They all do, really.

The other surprise? Apparently, they've ditched the blond wig she was reportedly going to don as Renee, the cougar with a marriage on the rocks and her eyes on Bree's younger man, played by Brian Austin Greene.

If the producers were hoping to show a revitalized "Desperate Housewives," this photo sure does the job, no?

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Photo credit: Matthew Rolston / ABC

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